Join us after the 4th of July parade at Barrington’s White House for “Party Like It’s 1818!” Dance the dances and hear the music that may have played as the 32,000 Illinoisans celebrated statehood. There will be a craft table for children and historic items for them to see from 1818. Activities will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 145 W.Main Street in Barrington.
This is a family friendly event to which all are welcome! It is a Party! Bring your dancing
shoes, your dramatic flair and your sense of humor. Participants will be encouraged to
participate. Learn how to dance a quadrille and a reel; historic shawls and caps will be
provided for the ladies, as you step back in time.
Well-known Chicago performer Ellie of Ellie Presents will be your hostess, and Cliff Long
will accompany her on historic instruments – fiddle, flute, mandolin and bouzouki. Guests
may be called upon to voice a political speech, read a proclamation, sit for a silhouette
portrait, or lead a quadrille dance.
This is a free community event.