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Books, Magazines, Prints, Videos, DVDs, CDs, Software,
Sheet Music, LP Recoreds & Encyclopedias
Drop Off your donations at Barrington History Museum
212 W. Main Street, Barrington
All Donations Are Tax Deductible
JOIN US SATURDAY JUNE 15th, 2013
For our FIRST ANNUAL BOOK SALE
at The Barrington History Museum
Proceeds will help fund the
One-Room Schoolhouse Educational Programs.
For more information or to
volunteer for the day of the sale:
Call 847-381-1730 or
Email us BarringtonHistoryMuseum@gmail.com
Together we can continue to preserve the heritage of
our Barringon area communities.
Membership is vital to these efforts. Please Join Today!
the Barrington History Museum
• Through a Modern Lens, Photography Exhibit & Reception
• Ice Age Mammoth Hunters: History Before History
• New Piano Exhibit, 6 Unique, Antique Pianos
Through a Modern Lens:
Birds, Nature, and Our Human Landscape
The Barrington History Museum presents an exhibit of photographs by artist, historian and musician, Marty Hackl.
Marty Hackl has been photographing architecture for nearly two decades as an adjunct to his work as an architectural historian and preservation activist. He has expanded his passion for photography into natural landscapes and wildlife, with a special interest in the hundreds of bird species that inhabit or migrate through Northern Illinois. As an urban native, Hackl, who rarely goes anywhere without a camera, cannot help but also record urban scenes that catch his eye and which might tell a story through his lens. Hackl’s architectural photographs have been on display in several exhibits and seen in print and digital publications, but this will be the first public exhibit of his photographs outside of architecture.
Come and see the Ice Age Artifacts on Display - through November
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BARRINGTON HISTORY MUSEUM
AT THE GARLANDS OF BARRINGTON
Programs begin at 5:30 PM with a Buffet Dinner.
Cost is $35 for Non-Members
$25 for Barrington History Museum Members
Call 847-381-1467 to Register.
June 4th, 2013
WWII Veterans their stories.
June 11, 2013
Barrington History Museum Annual Meeting
Speaker: Herman Bender, Music by Christine Ibach
Directions To The Garlands of Barrington An hour away from Chicago and 30 minutes to O’Hare airport, The Garlands is conveniently located with easy access to major thoroughfares.
From the east on I-90 - Exit onto Barrington Rd. north and continue to Barrington. Turn right on East Main Street. Turn north (left) onto Northwest Highway (Highway 14). Proceed north to entrance just south of the Barrington Area Library.
From the west on I-90 - Exit onto Route 59 north and continue to Barrington. Turn right on East Main Street. Turn north (left) onto Northwest Highway (Highway 14). Proceed north to site entrance just south of the Barrington Area Library.
From the northwest suburbs - Take I-53 north to Lake-Cook Road. Go west toward central Barrington. Turn north onto Northwest Highway (Highway 14). Proceed north to site entrance just south of the Barrington Area Library.
From the southwest suburbs -
Take I-355 north to I-53 north to I-90 west to Barrington Road. Exit Barrington Road north (right) to Northwest Highway (Highway 14). Proceed to site entrance just past the Barrington Area Library.
Mon. - Thurs. 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Friday by Appointment Only
Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm
See you in the Spring!
Now Available At the Barrington History Museum Exhibit Center
Join us and enjoy Great Exhibits and a Great Newspaper!
HISTORY BITS –
Harriet Lane -
Unique among First Ladies –
Harriet Lane acted as hostess for the only President who never married: James Buchanan, her favorite uncle and her guardian after she was orphaned at the age of eleven. And of all the ladies of the White House, few achieved such great success in deeply troubled times as this polished young woman in her twenties.
In the rich farming country of Franklin County, Pennsylvania, her family had prospered as merchants. Her uncle supervised her sound education in private school, completed by two years at the Visitation Convent in Georgetown. By this time, "Nunc" was Secretary of State, and he introduced her to fashionable circles as he had promised, "in the best manner." In 1854 she joined him in London, where he was minister to the Court of St. James. Queen Victoria gave "dear Miss Lane" the rank of ambassador's wife; admiring suitors gave her the fame of a beauty.
The biographies of the First Ladies on WhiteHouse.gov are from “The First Ladies of the United States of America,” by Allida Black. Copyright 2009 by the White House Historical Association.
Read more about Harriet Lane
Presiding over a rapidly dividing Nation, Buchanan grasped inadequately the political realities of the time. Relying on constitutional doctrines to close the widening rift over slavery, he failed to understand that the North would not accept constitutional arguments which favored the South. Nor could he realize how sectionalism had realigned political parties: the Democrats split; the Whigs were destroyed, giving rise to the Republicans.
HISTORY BITS – Current Exhibit