212 West Main Street | Barrington, Illinois 60010




Please join us:

Saturday, May 12th at 1:00PM

at the Museum Center

for a special hour-long

Illinois History Program

by William Pack

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.

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.


Members: $5.00 -- Non-Members: $10.00

All programs will be held in the

Museum Center,

212 W. Main Street, Barrington, Illinois 60010

Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the program 

Welcome to the Barrington History Museum

Take one-part history, one-part storytelling, and one-part trivia game, add prizes and what do you get?

William Pack returns with a once in 200 years chance to celebrate the bicentennial of Illinois.

Guaranteed to be fun, informative, with a little dash of William's love for the odd and unusual.

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

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.

Illinois at 200: Our Bicentennial

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