212 West Main Street | Barrington, Illinois 60010

847-381-1730

BARRINGTON

HISTORY MUSEUM

​​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.

The Barrington History Museum
Wishes You and Your Family a Peaceful,
Happy and Fun 4th of July
!

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.

Annual Meeting Was a Great Event for All!

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

John Adams believed that July 2nd was the correct date on which to celebrate the birth of American independence, and would reportedly turn down invitations to appear at July 4th events in protest. Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on July 4, 1826—the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.

To read more about our Independence Day click here

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.

Exhibits

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.