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March
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2019
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
June
800
Sat
2019
11:00 am Midsommar Festival @ Colonel Palmer House
Midsommar Festival @ Colonel Palmer House
@11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Midsommar Festival @ Colonel Palmer House
11 AM – 4 PM on Saturday, June 8 Rain or Shine! Join the Colonel Palmer House in celebrating the rich Swedish heritage of Crystal Lake!  Decorate and raise a maypole, make a flower crown, … Continued
June
900
Sun
2019
10:00 am Trolley Tour @ Crystal Lake City Hall
Trolley Tour @ Crystal Lake City Hall
@10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Hop on the Trolley! Sunday, June 9 Every year, the Crystal Lake Historic Preservation Commission creates a new trolley tour highlighting local history.  This year the trolley will travel along Caroline Street and Walkup Avenue.  … Continued
October
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Fri
2019
6:00 pm Dearly Departed @ Colonel Palmer House
Dearly Departed @ Colonel Palmer House
@6:00 pm – @8:00 pm
Dearly Departed @ Colonel Palmer House
  Save the date!  This year marks the 10th anniversary of the always popular Dearly Departed program, where Crystal Lake Historical Society volunteers recreate a true story from Crystal Lake’s past.  Tickets will be available … 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.