John Curry speaks on the history of Barrington

Honorable John Curry Presents on March 18 – Who Was Barrington? How the Village Got Its Name!

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Hear an entertaining, popular history presentation on the lives of the Lords Barrington of England and how our community obtained its name presented by John Curry, a Barrington resident, Cook County judge, and avid historian whose research led him to the ancestral home of Lords Barrington in England. This presentation takes place on Sunday, March 18 from 3:00 – 5:00. Tickets are $10.

Our area has borne the name “Barrington” for at least 175 years. How did that come to be? Was there a “Mr. Barrington” or a “Ms. Barrington?”  If so, why did our area get the name, and what was their connection to us?

The answer lies in the early history of the Village of Barrington and colonial America– and surprisingly reaches across the sea to early Georgian England. Come hear an entertaining presentation on the history of Barrington and the lives of the Viscounts Barrington of England. See scenes of the Barrington estate and its vicinity as they appear today in England. Learn of the literary, political, and social legacy of the Lords Barrington.

This multi-media presentation will be given at the White House by Judge John Curry. A judge on the Circuit Court of Cook County, Curry obtained his degree in history from Northwestern University and remains an avid amateur historian. He has written a essay on the 1st and 2nd Viscounts Barrington and has visited the Barrington’s Becket Hall in Shrivenham, England. Join us as Curry shares his research at this fascinating 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.