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10:00 am Made in Crystal Lake Exhibit @ Colonel Palmer House
Made in Crystal Lake Exhibit @ Colonel Palmer House
@10:00 am – @5:00 pm
Made in Crystal Lake Exhibit @ Colonel Palmer House
Exhibit Hours: Thursdays and Fridays 11 AM – 5 PM Saturdays  10 AM – 4 PM Note:  This exhibit will be closed from April 4 – 11 due to another scheduled event at the Colonel … Continued
11:00 am The Faces of Downtown Exhibit @ Colonel Palmer House
The Faces of Downtown Exhibit @ Colonel Palmer House
@11:00 am – @5:00 pm
The Faces of Downtown Exhibit @ Colonel Palmer House
Exhibit Hours: Thursdays and Friday 11 AM – 5 PM Saturdays 10 AM – 4 PM Take a stroll through the history of downtown Crystal Lake.  Meet the “Movers and Shakers” who have lived and … Continued

Past Events

CLHS Annual Meeting and Presentation: Delicious Fun Just in Time for Valentine’s Day!

When:
February 10, 2019@1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
2019-02-10T13:00:00-06:00
2019-02-10T14:30:00-06:00
Where:
Grand Oaks Recreation Center
1401 W. Route 176
Crystal Lake
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Crystal Lake Historical Society
815-455-1151

Chicago’s Sweet Candy History:  An Illustrated Lecture by Leslie Goddard

For most of its history, Chicago produced about one-third of the nation’s candy.  You probably know some candies made or invented here:  Brach’s caramels, Snickers and Milky Way bars, Wrigley’s gum, Cracker Jack, Baby Ruth, Butterfinger, Tootsie Rolls, and Frango Mints.  Learn the history of these tasty treats and explore what made Chicago such an ideal location for candy makers.

Join us February 10 at 1:00 PM for our annual business meeting (it will be short!) followed by this entertaining presentation by author and historian Leslie Goddard.  Open to members and non-members of all ages.