Barrington—The Book is now on sale!
To order the book, or other BPS gift items, GO TO OUR GIFT SHOP PAGE.
The Barrington Preservation Society 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, a publishing house which has produced town histories for nearby East Providence, Warren, and Bristol, as well as other towns across the country. Now it is time for Barrington, as part of the Barrington 300 Tricentennial Year.
Barrington contains 128 pages (softcover) and 207 photographs. It begins with an historical introduction by historian Van Edwards, and contains eight chapters on Barrington’s neighborhoods: Old Barrington Village and Hampden Meadows; Ousamequin Farm and the Peck Estate; Nayatt, Rumstick, and Adams Points; Maple Avenue Neighborhood; Drownville and West Barrington; Bay Spring; Barrington Center; and Barrington Harbor. Authors Jean Douglas, Van Edwards, and Bonnie Warren have used their extensive knowledge to identify neighborhood buildings, landscapes, people, and events. Richard and Jane Donnelly edited the book.
Barrington was officially released at two events (private and public) earlier this week, and is on sale starting today. Copies of Barrington purchased at the BPS Museum, Barrington Public Library, or Barrington Town Hall, most directly benefit the Barrington Preservation Society.
Cost, including Rhode Island Sales Tax, is $23.53. Barrington can be purchased by check (no credit cards or cash) at the following three locations:
• Barrington Preservation Museum, Wednesday & Saturdays, 1:00 – 4:00 pm.
• 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:o0 – 5:00 pm.
Barrington may also be purchased by mail order from Barrington Preservation Society, P.O. Box 178, Barrington RI 02806, by check with an additional $4 per copy postage and handling (total, $27.77), or by online order (credit card) through the BPS website’s GIFT SHOP PAGE.