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.


Welcome to the Barrington History Museum

Carl & Lily Tolpo Art Collection

Barrington Hills Park District Rider Center

361 Bateman Road

Barrington Hills, Illinois 60010

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

Live Music

Dunk Tank

Face Painting


Caricature Artists

Hay Ride

Climbing Wall


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

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!

Join Barrington History Museum at The Hills Are Alive 6th Annual Fall Festival!  Our blacksmith will be on-site on Sunday, September 30, from 11am to 4pm. Com and spend the afternoon with your family and celebrate the fall season! 

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