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Sold Out The Octagon House Letters – Afternoon Tea and Presentation

March 23, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Barbara L. Benson Barrington Historical Lecture Series

Late 19th century Barrington comes alive through a series of 700 letters written from the Octagon House by Emaline Hawley Brown to her daughter Laura Nightingale in Fairmont, Minnesota. Historian Barbara Benson shares their stories—for an intimate view of Barrington and the love between mother and her “dear little girl beyond the Mississippi.”  General Admission $20 (Includes Tea, Coffee and Desserts.)

Barrington’s White House is a unique, historic venue located in the heart of downtown Barrington at 145 West Main Street. This meticulously restored 1898 mansion hosts cultural and community events, and is also available for rental for weddings, corporate meetings, non-profit fundraisers and family celebrations. Visit the web site or call 224-512-4292 for your private tour.

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March 23, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Barrington’s White House
145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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