Barrington History Museum

Barrington History Museum The Barrington History Museum's mission is to collect, preserve, document, educate and exhibit the history of the Barrington Area.

The Barrington History Museum, formally the Barrington Area Historical Society was founded in 1968 by local residents dedicated to preserving the history and culture of the Barrington area. Since that time, the Museum has become an integral part of the Barrington area communities. Currently the Museum operates from two restored folk Victorian houses on Main Street in Barrington. The Society's Store is located on the first floor of the Donlea-Kincaid House. The Museum's offices are located on the second-floor of the Applebee House. ADMISSION TO ALL EXHIBITS! $5 Members & Students • $10 Non-Members In 1999 the original Wichman Blacksmith Shop dating back to 1929 was moved from its original location on Station Street in downtown Barrington to the grounds of the Barrington History Museum and located behind the the Donlea-Kincaid House. The Creet Carriage Barn, a Forge, and lobby area were added to the Blacksmith Shop to create a historical streetscape. The Applebee House, Donlea-Kincaid House, Blacksmith Shop, Creet Carriage Barn, Forge, Exhibit Center and Applebee One Room Schoolhouse now comprises the museum complex known as Old Barrington Center.

Mission: The Barrington History Museum's mission is to collect, preserve, document, and exhibit the history of this area and to provide specialized education programs from pre-school through adult.

December 7th, 1941 Pearl Harbor - Rudy's Story: Rudolph (Rudy) Martinez was a young sailor from San Diego stationed at P...
12/06/2019
Rudy's Story

December 7th, 1941 Pearl Harbor - Rudy's Story: Rudolph (Rudy) Martinez was a young sailor from San Diego stationed at Pearl Harbor at the time of the December 7, 1941 attack. At just 21 years old, Rudy was killed aboard the USS Utah after it was hit by Japanese torpedoes.

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Rudolph (Rudy) Martinez was a young sailor from San Diego stationed at Pearl Harbor at the time of the December 7, 1941 attack. At just 21 years old, Rudy was killed aboard the USS Utah after it was hit by Japanese torpedoes.

This week in 1955 Rosa Parks stayed seated on a bus - from Biography.com: https://www.biography.com/activist/rosa-parks
12/06/2019
Rosa Parks

This week in 1955 Rosa Parks stayed seated on a bus - from Biography.com: https://www.biography.com/activist/rosa-parks

Rosa Parks was a civil rights activist who refused to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Her defiance sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

11/11/2019
06/24/2019

A Collection of Civil War Photos - Collection for Education - Barrington History Museum

The Barrington History Museum wishes you and your family a peaceful Thanksgiving Day.
11/19/2018

The Barrington History Museum wishes you and your family a peaceful Thanksgiving Day.

The Barrington History MuseumWishes You and Your Family a Peaceful,Happy and Fun 4th of July!
07/03/2018

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

May You All Have A Wonderful, Peaceful Memorial Day Weekend!
05/25/2018

May You All Have A Wonderful, Peaceful Memorial Day Weekend!

There is a new Blacksmith in Town!  Come see Wally demonstrate how to twist iron in your bare hands!  This demonstration...
10/11/2017

There is a new Blacksmith in Town! Come see Wally demonstrate how to twist iron in your bare hands! This demonstration is free and will take place at the Blacksmith shop on the Barrington History Museum campus. 1pm September 23, 2017.

A wonderful morning of Irish Folk Music and American Minstrel Music from the 1840s. Thank you to Dr. Steve Smunt and Las...
09/25/2017

A wonderful morning of Irish Folk Music and American Minstrel Music from the 1840s. Thank you to Dr. Steve Smunt and Last Night's Fun for entertaining and sharing their knowledge!

Saturday Sept. 23 is the day!  Stop by the Garlands of Barrington to hear some great Irish folk and American Minstrel mu...
09/22/2017
Current Events

Saturday Sept. 23 is the day! Stop by the Garlands of Barrington to hear some great Irish folk and American Minstrel music!

Current Events at the Barrington History Museum or Presented by the Barrington History Museum.

There is a new Blacksmith in Town!  Come see Wally demonstrate how to twist iron in your bare hands!  This demonstration...
09/21/2017

There is a new Blacksmith in Town! Come see Wally demonstrate how to twist iron in your bare hands! This demonstration is free and will take place at the Blacksmith shop on the Barrington History Museum campus. 1pm September 23, 2017.

Saturday September 23, 2017, Wally our resident Blacksmith will be in the shop doing a demonstration.  Admission to this...
09/18/2017

Saturday September 23, 2017, Wally our resident Blacksmith will be in the shop doing a demonstration. Admission to this event is free, but donations are always appreciated. You won't leave with a pounding heart, but you might get to pound some metal!

Doesn't this look like a fun group of people? They are, and they are fantastic muscians! Only 5 days left to purchase yo...
09/17/2017

Doesn't this look like a fun group of people? They are, and they are fantastic muscians! Only 5 days left to purchase your admission to the Irish Folk and American Minstrel Concert at The Garlands of Barrington! Hosted by the Barrington History Museum. Prepay your admission using the link below. http://www.barringtonhistorymuseum.org/events.html

Join us in the Museum Center, this Thursday, September 21, 2017 for a presentation by Mr. Sean McReynolds on the World W...
09/17/2017

Join us in the Museum Center, this Thursday, September 21, 2017 for a presentation by Mr. Sean McReynolds on the World War 1 wartime experience of Ollie Emerson, one of Barrington's native sons. The presentation will begin at 7pm. Admission for members is $10 and non-members are $15. Use this link http://www.barringtonhistorymuseum.org/events.html to prepay.

Barrington History Museum's Autumn Irish Folk and American Minstrel music event is approaching quickly!  This is a perfo...
09/15/2017

Barrington History Museum's Autumn Irish Folk and American Minstrel music event is approaching quickly! This is a performance you won't want to miss! Back by popular demand, Last Night's Fun will have you dancing in the aisles. This program is designed to entertain and educate.

Join us in the Performing Arts Center at the Garlands of Barrington for a 90-minute program.
September 23, 2017 11:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
​(Doors open at 10:30 A.M.)

The Garlands of Barrington Performing Arts Center
1000 Garlands Lane
Barrington, Illinois 60010

​$10 for members | $15 for non-members
Light refreshments will be served.
http://www.barringtonhistorymuseum.org/events.html

A great presentation today by Wally and his wife, Barbara in the Blacksmith Shop on the campus of the Barrington History...
07/22/2017

A great presentation today by Wally and his wife, Barbara in the Blacksmith Shop on the campus of the Barrington History Museum!

07/01/2017
Barrington History Museum

Barrington History Museum

4th of July Holiday Hours: Saturday July 1st: 1pm - 4pm, Closed Sunday, Monday 11am - 4pm, Tuesday After the Barrington Parade.

07/01/2017

4th of July Holiday Hours: Saturday July 1st: 1pm - 4pm, Closed Sunday, Monday 11am - 4pm, Tuesday After the Barrington Parade.

The Barrington History Museum wishes you and your family a Safe and Happy 4th of July - Independence Day. Visit our webs...
07/01/2017

The Barrington History Museum wishes you and your family a Safe and Happy 4th of July - Independence Day. Visit our website and download a copy of the Declaration of Independence from the National Archives.

In Honor of Mary Woods WWII Japanese Language Code-Breaker: Obituary from The Washington Post:Mary Woods, Foreign Servic...
06/24/2017

In Honor of Mary Woods WWII Japanese Language Code-Breaker: Obituary from The Washington Post:

Mary Woods, Foreign Service wife, librarian

Mary Woods, 94, a supervisory U.S. Information Agency librarian from 1973 to 1985 who also accompanied her husband on his Foreign Service postings in Moscow, Paris, Brussels and what then was British Guyana, died April 30 at a retirement center in Fairfax County, Va. The cause was complications from hypertension, said a son, Stephen Woods.

Mrs. Woods was born Mary Gordon in Urbana-Champaign, Ill., and came to Washington in 1944 as a World War II Japanese language code-breaker.

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