BARRINGTON’S WHITE HOUSE CULTURAL EVENTS POSTPONED THROUGH MAY 15
In an effort to limit community transmission of the Coronavirus and in accordance with guidance given yesterday by Illinois Governor Pritzker to limit larger gatherings (and especially those that involve elderly populations), the Village is postponing all Barrington’s White House cultural events through May 15, effective immediately.
While we are disappointed, we are taking this step in order to ensure the safety and well-being of our guests, our performers and artists, our staff, and our community.
We will be working diligently with our performers and artists to find mutually agreeable dates to reschedule these events this summer. Please hold on to your tickets and they will be honored at a future date. Of course, should you wish to receive a refund, you may request one.
In the coming weeks we will be monitoring the Coronavirus situation and assessing its potential impact on future events this spring. Please stay tuned for more information.
Obviously this is an evolving situation. We will continue to keep you posted as events warrant. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
If you have questions, please contact Barrington’s White House at 224.512.4066 or clibit@barringtonswhitehouse.
- This event has passed.
“Beer and Bread: Eating and Drinking in Ancient Babylonia”
March 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pmFree
Would it surprise you to know that beer and bread were the staples of the Babylonian diet? Or that eating a locust was a delicacy? In fact, many of the modern pillars of Middle Eastern cuisine such as chicken, tomatoes, and peppers did not yet exist in Mesopotamia, so ancient Babylonians ate beer and bread along with cucumbers, garlic, and onions. Associate Professor of Assyriology Susanne Paulus will provide a fascinating peek into the diets and eating habits of this ancient culture – recipes included!
Founded by James Henry Breasted – the original “Indiana Jones” – the Oriental Institute’s collection of antiquities includes ancient artifacts from archeological sites around the world, saved from grave robbers and modern construction, and rivaling exhibits at the Louvre and British Museum.