Barrington 300

About the Barrington 300 Celebration

logoIn 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 offers a great opportunity for the community to learn about Barrington's heritage and participate in this Tricentennial Celebration.

Images of America Book

The Barrington Preservation Society (BPS) has produced the book Barrington to salute our town on its Tricentennial. A pictorial history, Barrington is part of the "Images of America" series published by Arcadia Press. This major historical publishing house has produced town histories for nearby East Providence, Warren, and Bristol. Now it is time for Barrington, as part of the Barrington 300 Tricentennial Year.

Copies of Barrington purchased at the BPS Museum, Barrington Public Library, or Barrington Town Hall, most directly benefit the Barrington Preservation Society. Copies will also be on sale at retail outlets in town.

Where to Buy

Barrington (Arcadia Press, 2017) contains 128 pages (softcover) and 207 photographs. Cost, including Rhode Island Sales Tax, is $23.53. Starting on Wednesday, May 24, the book can be purchased by check (no credit cards or cash) at the following three locations:

  • Barrington Preservation Museum. Wednesday and Saturdays, 1-4 pm. (Also available for purchase via mail order from Barrington Preservation Society, P.O. Box 178, Barrington RI 02806)

$27.81 - Mail order within RI (includes $4 shipping and handling and RI sales tax).

$25.99 - Mail order outside RI: shipping and handling ($4), no sales tax

  • Barrington Town Hall (Town Clerk's Office). Mon-Fri, 8:30 am-4:30 pm.

  • Barrington Public Library (Circulation Desk). Mon-Thurs, 9:00 am-9:00 pm; Fri-Sat 9:00 am-5:00 pm; Sun 1-5 pm.

  • Purchase online


Event Sponsorship

Barrington 300 invites Sponsors for the 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
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Corporate Sponsorship - Click to download donation form
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Navigant Credit Union


Elfriede Collis

Pamela and Robert Faulkner



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

Contact Us

Barrington 300 1717-2017

P.O. Box 262

Barrington, RI 02806


Calendar of Events

Timeline Exhibit, Barrington Library, 1st Floor
Monday, May 1 - Friday, September 1, 2017

Summer Concert Series - July
Town of Barrington and Bank Newport
July 23 and 30, Town Beach

Summer Concert Series - August
Town of Barrington and Bank Newport
August 6 and August 13, Latham Park / August 20, Town Beach

Sunset Across Hundred Acre Cove at Nockum Hill
Barrington Land Conservation Trust (BLCT), RI Land Trust Council, Barrington Recreation Department, and RIDEM Great Outdoors Pursuit
Friday, August 11, 2017, 7:00-8:30 pm

Picnic, Pow Wow & Plumage in Haines Park
Barrington 300 and the Bay Spring Community Center
Saturday, August 12, 2017, noon-4:00 pm

Invertebrates and an Ancient Oak at St. Andrew’s Farm
BLCT, RI Land Trust Council, and Barrington Recreation Department
Thursday, August 17, 2017, 7:00-8:30 pm

Instagram Photo Contest - Town-wide
Barrington Public Library
Saturday, August 26, 2017

Heritage Weekend #2 - Tours of Historic Homes, Churches & Cemeteries; Prince’s Hill Cemetery Program
Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10, 2017

7th Annual Local Brew Fiddle n Folk Festival
Haines Memorial Park
Saturday, September 16, 2017, 11 am to 4pm

Sidewalk Sale - Town-wide POSTPONED
Barrington Business Association

From Taverns to Temperance and Back Again
Saturday, September 16, 2017, 5:30 pm
The Wharf Tavern, Warren, RI

End of Summer’s Day - Osamequin Nature Trails and Bird Sanctuary
Barrington Land Conservation Trust (BLCT), RI Land Trust Council, and Barrington Recreation Department
Sunday, September 17, 2017, 5:00-6:30 pm

Full Harvest Moonlight Tour - Sowams Woods
BLCT, RI Land Trust Council, Barrington Public Library, and Barrington Recreation Department
Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 5:30-7:00 pm

Reflections of RI: Stories of Seniors in the East Bay
Saturday, October 7 and Sunday October 8 at 2:00 pm
Barrington Public Library

Barrington 300 Gala
Saturday, October 21, 2017, 5:30 pm
Rhode Island Country Club

“Future of Barrington” Forum - Town Hall
Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 7:00 pm

300th Birthday Celebration - Library
Saturday, November 18, 2017, 2:00 pm