We are pleased to present one of the newest additions to our local history collection, George Crawford Kerr, courtesy of Bethene Fahnestock. Bethene's Kerr family had been in the Cuba Township area since the 1850s. Our historical photo collection is located on our Flickr page at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/barringtonhistory.

Philetus Beverly was one of the early settlers in Cuba Township. Here he is pictured with his wife, Lovisa Mix Beverly, having been married for 68 years.

It's Eclipse Day! This photo was taken on Northwestern University's Evanston campus in February, 1979 by area resident Paul Foszcz. Mr. Foszcz was able to scan his negative using the equipment in our Studio 1. Thank you Paul, for sharing it with us today!

Hello family history detectives. Do you know this family and where this house is? We believe the bottom of the photo says 1898 Barrington. There is also very faint writing at the top which looks like Q something g or y followed by Mary's or Nancy's. If you can help us identify them, please contact Kate at the library: kmills@balibrary.org

Calling all Barrington Grimm family members! Do you know this lovely lady? A quick search of Ancestry Library Edition reveals that there were Grimms in the Barrington area beginning in the 1890s. If you can help us identify her, please contact Kate at the library: kmills@balibrary.org

Barrington's Independence Day celebrations have always been a special occasion, then and now. Here's a photo of a past 4th of July parade with a float from the Washington School.

Welcome to Yesterday & Today:  Life in the Barrington Area!  Do you remember being part of the Library's Vacation Reading Club like these kids?  Are YOU one of these kids?  Drop me a line with your memories of summer reading at the library and check back here often for the latest genealogy news and views, our historical photos, and tidbits of Barrington history.  
Email Kate at kmills@balibrary.org