212 West Main Street | Barrington, Illinois 60010

BARRINGTON

HISTORY MUSEUM

847-381-1730

The BHM  Town Crier Newsletter is Now Available Electronically!

The Town Crier

Going out in the mail & available electronically!


Read about all the fantastic things that are happening at the Barrington History Museum.  Mark your calendars for all the events that are coming up!  The Town Crier Newsletter will keep you informed and help you plan your next visit to the Museum campus.

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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

What was that cluster of stars that fell with a sudden hiss into the blue waters of the bay. A sky-rocket? True—it is time for the fireworks to commence; and now we shall have the really brilliant phase of the festivities of this day of jubilee. Bang! bang! bang!... Turn an ear to the city, and the noise is terrific. Glance along the vista; how the little shooting-crackers sparkle and coruscate, as if the stars had condescended to come upon earth, and have a regular jolly row, just for the fun of the thing.


~Henry Howard Paul, "Fourth of July in the United States," 1851

From the National Archives - To Download The
United States Declaration of Independence Click Here

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.

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