Three Exciting Events as Spring Season Blooms at Barrington’s White House

Barrington's White HouseClassical Music, Community Events, Cultural Events

At Barrington’s White House our Spring Season is in full bloom as we present our next three exciting events:

Christopher Woods, The Oriental Institute at 100: “The Story of the Human Career” Sunday, March 3rd, 3:00-4:30pm. Tickets are $20.

Christopher Woods, PhD, Director of the Oriental Institute, offers a presentation that will introduce the Barrington community to the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, and explore some of our common history. One hundred years ago, James Henry Breasted founded the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago with a radical idea: he insisted that who we are began not in Greece or Rome, but rather in complex civilizations that emerged in the ancient Middle East, in a region he vividly named “The Fertile Crescent.” Breasted—a native of Rockford IL and a protégé of William Rainey Harper, the first president of the University of Chicago—aspired to create a research laboratory to explore nothing less than “the story of the human career.” Breasted’s legacy of intellectual and technological innovation lives on at the Oriental Institute today—in transformative research and fieldwork, vibrant public outreach efforts, and in a world-renowned museum that aims to understand, reveal, and protect the earliest human civilizations. Tickets available here. 

Tickets for the complete Oriental Institute Curios Mind Series – 4 events – available here.

Do You Know Who You Are? A Geneology Workshop on Wednesday, March 6, 9:30am – 12:30 pm. This is a free community events. Please register here

Join the Signal Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution for a genealogy workshop.  Learn how to start the process of determining your family tree in America, ask questions if you have hit a brick wall, or determine if you have a Revolutionary War Patriot in your lineage.

Bring your tablet or laptop and a basic knowledge of the first three generations of your family.  We’ll show you where to look for records and google search tips. We will provide a worksheet and pedigree chart to get you started. Registration available here.

The Hurricane Saxophone Quartet Featuring Jan Baker and Frederick Hemke on Sunday, March 17, 3:00pm – 4:30 pm. Tickets are $30 for General Admission and $20 for Student Admission. Tickets available here. 

Featuring soloist Jan Baker, D. Mus., Lyric Opera with special honored guest attendee Fredrick L. Hemke, American virtuoso classical saxophonist and Eckstein Professor Emeritus of Music at Northwestern University. As one of the country’s premiere professional saxophone ensembles, the Hurricane Quartet crosses stylistic boundaries, playing classical, jazz and contemporary.

These four women combine their considerable talents. The group’s performance credits include classical recitals, community and cultural festivals, radio, TV and even its hometown Chicago Bulls games!

Be blown away by these talented female musicians!

Everyone is welcome to attend a reception following this event. Tickets available here. 

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.