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.

Illinois Digital Archives (other historical photos and documents from the area)

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