212 West Main Street | Barrington, Illinois 60010

BARRINGTON

HISTORY MUSEUM

847-381-1730

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.

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.

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

Join the Barrington History Museum on
Saturday to Peruse our Exhibits

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Spring is the Time of Weddings!


See what your Grandmother or Great Grandmother might have worn for their special day! The Barrington History Museum is proud to present "Wedding Dresses: Retrospective" an Exhibit of 15 Wedding Dresses spanning the Turn-Of-The-Century to Mid-Century, beautifully curated by Linda K. Brown and displayed in our Applebee House.

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