212 West Main Street | Barrington, Illinois 60010




Please Join us on Saturday, September 21, 2019 for

"Marshall Field and the Story of Chicago"

Museum Center

1:00 P.M.

​Members: $5.00

​Non-Members: $10.00

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

Ingredients: a muddy, scrappy, western town.  Add Potter Palmer,Mayor W. Ogden, Cyrus McCormick, George Pullman, John G. Shedd, Daniel Burnham, and Medill of the 

Stir in wheat, corn, cattle, hogs, railroads, immigrants and Paris fashions. Heavily sauce with copious amounts of money.  Burn to a crisp. Remix.  

And who was at the center of it all? Marshall Field.

RJ Lindsey portrays Marshall Field narrating the story of the fastest growing city in the world and how it became the Queen City of the Midwest and he, the greatest merchant in 
the country.

Refreshments will be served after the program

The Barrington History Museum presents:

Museum Day 2019


Mr. R.J. Lindsey as Marshall Field

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.




RJ Lindsey as Marshall Field

A Retrospective on the Caricatures of Native Son Frank Willmarth
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.

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