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4th of July Open House at Barrington’s White House
July 4, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Barrington’s White House will host an Open House on July 4th from 11:00am – 1:00pm at 145 West Main Street in Barrington, Illinois. Docents will be stationed throughout the House to provide historical information on this meticulously renovated 1898 mansion, including details about its original owners, John Robertson, Jr. and his wife Julia, and the home’s classic design inspiration from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exhibition.
Immediately following the parade, Barrington resident Tim Dunn will read the Declaration of Independence from the front porch of Barrington’s White House.
Free 8×12 inch flags will be given to the first 200 people who come to hear Tim read. American Legion Post 158, Barrington Memorial VFW Post 7706 and the Signal Hill Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution are generously supplying the flags.
Also in attendance will be Joel Oppenheimer, answering questions on the Barrington’s White House John James Audubon print, as well as a collection of eighteen recently historically archived framed plats, documents and photos showing the development of Barrington from the mid-1800’s through early 1900’s. The framed documents are located primarily on the first floor, for easy viewing.
This free event is open to the public.