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 and education. 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

Christmas Past

by Carice Williams

Each Christmas I remember
he ones of long ago;

I see our mantelpiece adorned

With stockings in a row.

Each Christmas finds me dreaming

Of days that used to be,

When we hid presents here and there,

For all the family.

Each Christmas I remember

The fragrance in the air,

Of roasting turkey and mince pies

And cookies everywhere.

Each Christmas finds me longing

For Christmases now past,

And I am back in childhood

As long as memories last.

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

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.

212 West Main Street | Barrington, Illinois 60010

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