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Sesquicentennial Celebration, a countdown to 2015

Published: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 5:51 p.m. CDT

BARRINGTON – A 150-year Sesquicentennial Celebration, the "History Road Show," held at the "White House," 145 West Main Street, Barrington, will kick off a number of events scheduled for the next 18 months.

The former Robertson family home is being repurposed and renovated into a community and cultural center. An open house and "History Road Show" at the "White House" is meant to be an opportunity for local residents to view the home and bring their own historic photographs, letters, meeting minutes, directories, or any other small memorabilia that reference's Barrington's history. The items will be scanned and returned to owners that day.

Visiting hours are 4 to 7 p.m. May 23 and 12 to 3 p.m. May 24 and 25.

The village of Barrington was officially incorporated Feb. 16, 1865. "Happy 150th Birthday, Barrington" parties will be held throughout the village Feb. 14 through 16. The village board will celebrate with cake and ice cream while local merchants will feature birthday-themed offerings. Churches, schools and local organizations plan to take part in the celebration as well, according to an official press release from the village.

Mid-2015, historic walking tours will be offered throughout the village with signage that indicates significant buildings and landmark's of Barrington's part. The 2015 Fourth of July parade will feature a Barrington history theme, celebrating the past and future. A Civil War re-enactment is scheduled for the latter part of the year.

Visit www.barrington150.org for information.

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