Barrington Area Development Council: A Golden Celebration of Community Service - Highlighting the Citizen of the Year Award winners for the past 50 years. Courtesy of Kate Himes.

Barrington Historical Timeline

Early History of Village and Surrounding Territory (PDF download) - Told By Garrett H. Landwer to His Son, Willam M. Landwer (includes first settlers, naming of the town, the schools and the trains). Barrington Review article.  

50th Anniversary Celebration of the Barrington Northwest Community Associates of the Art Institute, April 7, 2017 Video Montage

Goldstar Motors - Gold Star Motor Service founded in 1918, freight movers originally located in Barrington, Illinois. It became Adco Van and Storage in the late 1950s. Video courtesy of the Dockery family.

Intergenerational Interviews - Barrington Area Library In 2013-2014, children were invited to interview their relatives.

Living Library - Area residents share their stories via online video. Part of the 2014 Barrington Reads community event.

Local History Files in the Library's Collection

Personal Name Index to Local History Materials

Telling My Story (Write or tell your memories about life in our community for the library's local history collection. We've provided some questions (PDF) to help you get started, along with other questions (PDF) about life in the Barrington area. See the instructions to record an interview and burn to audio CD. Some audio files may be large and will take time to load).

Wartime Barrington

We Remember: A Salute to Barrington's Veterans