212 West Main Street   •   Barrington, Illinois 60010-3011   •   847.381.1730

  Welcome to the Barrington History Museum!
 
 
ALSO OPENING ON JUNE 11, 2016
& CONTINUING NEW EXHIBITS IN
OLD BARRINGTON CENTER

(BLACKSMITH SHOP)

 Carl & Lily Tolpo Art Collection

 A Retrospective on the Caricatures
of Native Son Frank Willmarth

 Children’s Toys through the
Decades of the 20th Century

SATURDAYS 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Weekday tours can be arranged by calling the Museum
847.381.1730
 
ADMISSION TO ALL 3 EXHIBITS:
$15 Members   $20 Non-Members   $5 Students
 
Volunteer Donation to Blacksmith Exhibit
 
 
 
 

 

The Barrington Blacksmith Now Open!
Saturdays from May 28th through Sept. 3rd

Saturdays -
Noon to 4:00 p.m.

Stop by and see our Master Blacksmith Demonstration in our Working Blacksmith Shop in the Barrington Museum Complex at 212 West Main Street, Barrington.

Admittance: Free to our Members
Non-Members, Donations Appreciated

Click Here To Read More About
the Barrington Blacksmith Shop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
General Dwight D. Eisenhower's D-Day Message
Published on Jul 18, 2014

June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which "we will accept nothing less than full victory." More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day's end on June 6, the Allies gained a foot- hold in Normandy. The D-Day cost was high -more than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded -- but more than 100,000 Soldiers began the march across Europe to defeat Hitler.


Explore more at:
D-Day: June 6, 1944
http://www.army.mil/d-day/

 

 

Great article from World War I From our National Archives Click the Link Below to view / download the PDF

http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2014/summer/woods.pdf

Published on Sep 23, 2014

August 1914. The nations of Europe march enthusiastically to war. Capturing the mood of the time, famed sociologist Max Weber declares: "Regardless of outcome, this war is great and wonderful."

With war plans like Germany's Schlieffen Plan and France's Plan XVII in place, each side is confident in early August that they can secure a quick victory. What they ultimately discover is that war is easy to plan...until it starts.

Part 2 of 10. Visit www.macarthurmemorial.org for more free educational resources.

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Barrington History Museum WWI Footlocker Project

We are reaching out to the Barrington Community for Donations for our WWI Footlocker. Once we have completed this project it will be available for classrooms, students, Scouts and other educational groups.

Enlisted men did not have footlockers, only officers - so we are asking that you look through your attics, barns, basements and see if you have any of the following items from WWI 1914 - 1918.

Typical contents would include:

  • Spare uniform of Model 1917 service coat, breeches, shirt, collar, boots, overseas cap
  • Raincoat or overcoat
  • Sam Browne belt
  • Underwear - long
  • Socks
  • Training Manuals
  • Maps
  • Mess equipment: mess kit, canteen, utensils (knife, fork, spoon)
  • Letters from home, newspapers
  • Bible or other religious volumes
  • Shaving kit, towel, soap, metal shaving mirror

 

If you have any of the above items and would like to donate them
please call our office at 847-381-1730

 

National Park Service Web Sites For Our Presidents

Click here to visit George Washington's Mount Vernon web site

Click here to visit Lincoln Home National Historic web site

Click here to visit Theodore Roosevelt National Historic web site

Click Here to visit William Howard Taft National Historic web site

Click Here to visit Lydon B. Johnson National Historic web site

Educational Links WWI

The Centennial Commemoration of The United States in World War One
http://worldwar-1centennial.org

Wall Street Journal -
World War I: The War That Changed Everything

http://www.wsj.com/articles/world-war-i-the-war-that-changed-everything-1403300393

The Economist -
Still in the grip of the Great War: the defining event of the 20th Century

http://www.economist.com/news/books-and-arts/21599798-first-world-war-was-defining-event-20th-century-thousands-books-have

The World Post -
World War One is Key for U.S. Foreign Policy

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ivan-eland/world-war-i-rather-than-w_b_5543998.html

World War I Color Photos
http://worldwaronecolorphotos.com/

The MacArthur Memorial Museum Site
http://www.macarthurmemorial.org/

 

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Books, Magazines, Prints, Videos,
DVDs, CDs, Software,
Sheet Music, LP Recoreds &
Encyclopedias


Barrington History Museum

USED BOOK STORE

at the Kincaid House 218 W. Main Street


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The Barrington History Museum
& Educational Programs

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SEE THE BARRINGTON
BLACKSMITH IN ACTION!

Starting in Mid June!

 ONE-ROOM SCHOOL HOUSE
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