212 West Main Street | Barrington, Illinois 60010




​​A very warm thank you for all the presenters that attended our annual meeting event on Saturday June 16th!  It was very informative and brought so many people - young and old - together to learn and commemorate the men and women that have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom!

Though it's located in the heart of downtown, this condo feels a world apart from the bustle of the city. With three bedrooms, it's great for a family.

The Barrington History Museum's Mission – keeping history alive through preservation, education, and exhibits. This includes the collection, preservation, documentation and exhibit of Barrington history and to provide specialized education programs from pre-school through adult.

Local Artists Lily & Carl Tolpo
Renown Lincoln Artist Lily and Carl Tolpo and Barrington residents personnal paintings, notes, photos and memories  –  A Family of Art.

The Barrington History Museum presents:

The Heritage Series


RJ Lindsey as Daniel Burnham


Museum Center

1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.

​Members: $5.00

​Non-Members: $10.00

Refreshments will be served after the program

Please Join us on Saturday, April 6, 2019 for

"Make No Little Plans" 

A Conversation with Daniel Burnham

The City of Chicago rose from the ashes of the Fire of 1871 to the remarkable White City of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.

The famed architect discusses his innovative buildings: Montauk, Monandnock, Reliance, and the Rookery.  During his time with us, he will also present the historic Burnham Plan of 1909 advocating sensible city growth asking, "How are we living?"

Welcome to the Barrington History Museum

Carl & Lily Tolpo Art Collection




Exhibit of 15 wedding dresses spanning the turn-of-the-century (1900) to mid-century (1950) displayed in the historic setting of our restored folk Victorian Applebee House.

A Retrospective on the Caricatures of Native Son Frank Willmarth
Wedding Dresses: Retrospective
A Retrospective on the Caricatures of Native Son Frank Willmarth

RJ Lindsey as Daniel Burnham

Barrington native son Frank Willmarth, who studied at Chouinard Art School in Los Angeles, known as “Pancho,” sketched tourists at Catalina Island. He estimated that he had drawn pictures of about 50,000 people through his lifetime. We invite you to peruse a sampling of his work.

Annual Meeting Was a Great Event for All!

Children's Toys through the Decades of the 20the Century