Around Town

300 Years Looks Good On Barrington

The town’s yearlong tricentennial celebration culminates in a gala event on November 18


It’s an impressive feat just to make it to 100. Turning 300 definitely calls for a celebration. So you can’t fault Barrington for celebrating its 300th anniversary as a town for one whole year – with last summer spent exploring the town’s dynamic history and this month, to close out the celebration, looking toward the future.

The Barrington 300 project is the brainchild of history enthusiasts Van Edwards and Bonnie Warren – begun, says Bonnie, after Van, a professional historian, “got deep into 17th-century deeds and the story of the very first days of settlement.” The celebration has included historical exhibits, nature tours and a summer concert series to unite the community around the town’s complex, fascinating history.

This month will include a public forum dedicated to discussing the future of Barrington at Town Hall on November 1 and a gala birthday party on November 18.