Bay Spring Community Center

Barrington 300

The town of Barrington was founded in 1717 rather than 1770 as shown on the signs at the entrances to town. 1770 was the date of Barrington's refounding after 23 years as part of Warren, Rhode Island. The Town Calendar for 2017 displays the portrait of Viscount John Shute Barrington, for whom our town was named. Lord Barrington was a powerful English politician and theologian, and the brother of Samuel Shute, Governor of Massachusetts. The Calendar cover also includes a transcript of the November 18th, 1717, creation of "Barrington" by the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

In November of 2015, a group of citizens urged the Town Council to form Barrington 300 to celebrate 300 YEARS OF PROGRESS IN BARRINGTON. In August of 2016, Barrington 300 was made a Town Administrative Committee and charged with creating a Calendar of Events. Barrington 300 is comprised of 50 volunteers with a Board and Advisory Committee, who will execute the year-long program.

This represents a unique opportunity to unite our community through the Celebration of its 300-year history with many town-wide activities. 2017 promises to be an exciting year for Barrington. It offers a great opportunity for the community to learn about Barrington's heritage and participate in this Tricentennial Celebration!

Barrington 300 Preview Party on Saturday, March 18 from 4:00 - 6:30 pm at the McCulloch Center for the Arts, St. Andrew’s School, 63 Federal Road, Barrington, RI 02806.

A display of images from Barrington, a new ARCADIA PRESS release, written by the Barrington Preservation Society (BPS) will be shown, plus music, wine, beverages and delicious appetizers from Leon’s Cafe & Catering, Brickyard Wine & Spirits and Shaw’s Supermarket.

For event registration, a check for $35 per person made payable to the
Town of Barrington

Mail to:

Barrington 300

P.O. Box 262

Barrington, RI 02806

A new “Images of America” series book, BARRINGTON, is being published by the Barrington Preservation Society in conjunction with the Arcadia Publishing Company. This 128-page book combines a readable condensed history from its first European settlers in the 1640s through the post-WWII housing development and population explosion and over two hundred vintage photographs with captions. The book will be available for purchase throughout town after May 20, 2017. Outlets will include the Barrington Historical Society Museum, Barrington Town Hall and the Barrington Library.

Pre-orders for BARRINGTON book will be taken at the Barrington 300 Preview Party.


Barrington 300 1717-2017

P.O. Box 262

Barrington, RI 02806

Town Administrative Committee

Van Edwards - Chair

Mary Alyce Gasbarro - Honorary Co-Chair

Allan Klepper - Honorary Co-Chair

David Stonestreet - Treasurer

Dianne Wilkin - Recording Secretary

Bonnie Warren - Corresponding Secretary


Matthew Amaral

Jessica D’Avanza

Richard Donnelly

Michele Geremia

Magi Greene

Mary Hanchar

Jason Lawrence

Sydney Monstream-Quas

Robert Stillings

Helen Tjader

Sandi Tinyk

Debra Page-Trim

Lawrence Trim, Jr.


Steve Primiano - Town Council

Calendar of Events

  • Barrington 300 Preview Party

Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 4:00 - 6:30 pm

McCulloch Center for the Arts

St. Andrew’s School

  • East Bay Roots: Finding your Family in
    Barrington and Beyond - A FREE Workshop

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Barrington Senior Center, 281 County Road

  • Timeline Exhibit, Barrington Library, 1st Floor

Monday, May 1 - Friday, September 1, 2017

  • Memorial Day Parade, County Road

Monday, May 29, 2017

  • Town Arts Festival, Town Hall Lawn

Sunday, June 11, 2017

  • Heritage Weekend #1 - Townwide

Saturday, June 17 - Sunday, June 18, 2017

  • Door and Window Box Contest - Townwide

Saturday, July 1 - Sunday, July 8, 2017

Sponsored by Barrington 300 and the Barrington Garden Club

  • Bicycle Tour - Townwide

    Saturday, July 22, 2017

  • Beach Concerts - Barrington Town Beach

July 2017

  • Townwide 24-hour Photo Contest

Saturday, August 5, 2017

  • Picnic, Pow Wow & Plummage in the Park:  Norman Bird Sanctuary & Eastern Medicine Singers

Haines Park, Barrington

Saturday, August 12, 2017 • 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Sponsored by Barrington 300 and the Bay Spring Community Center

  • Beach Concerts - Barrington Town Beach

August 2017

  • Sidewalk Sale - Townwide

Saturday, September 16, 2017

  • Heritage Weekend #2 - Townwide

Saturday, September 16 - Sunday, September 17, 2017

  • Moonlight Tour - Sowams Woods

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 8:00 pm

  • Barrington 300 Gala

Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Rhode Island Country Club

  • “Future of Barrington” Forum - Town Hall

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 7:30 pm

  • 300th Birthday Party - Town Hall

Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Event Sponsorship

Barrington 300 invites Sponsors for the town Celebration of Barrington's 300th Birthday.This represents a unique opportunity to unite our community, and your sponsorship will help carry out the many town-wide activities. 2017 promises to be an exciting year for Barrington. It offers a great opportunity to learn about Barrington's heritage. Please join us in this Tri-Centennial Celebration.

General Sponsorship - Click to download donation form
Level and benefits

Corporate Sponsorship - Click to download donation form
Level and benefits



Elfriede Collis



Kimberly and Bradford Dimeo

Barbara and David Stonestreet


Judy and Frederick Blount

Mindy and Todd Blount

Eloise and Henry Collins

Stephanie and Van Edwards

Mary Alyce and Pat Gasbarro

Gloria Hall

Cecil Daunis Sartor and Didier Sartor

Debra Page-Trim and Lawrence Trim, Jr.

Bonnie Warren


Barrington Senior Center

Brickyard Wine & Spirits

Daisy Dig’ins Flowers & Gifts

East Bay Printing & Copying

Leon’s Cafe & Catering

PrintCraft, Inc.

Shaw’s Supermarket

St. Andrew’s School

Taylor Rental