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We’re Gonna Party Like It’s 1818! Welcome to July 4th!
July 4, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pmFree
Two hundred years ago the people of Illinois had a big reason to celebrate! They
celebrated becoming the 21st state of the United States of America.
After the 4th of July parade, join us at the Barrington White House for a “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.
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.