The Octagon House Letters - Afternoon Tea and Presentation
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.