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6:00 pm Dearly Departed @ Colonel Palmer House
Dearly Departed @ Colonel Palmer House
@6:00 pm – @8:00 pm
Dearly Departed @ Colonel Palmer House
  Ripped from the pages of history, Dearly Departed: A Doleful Story will follow several decades in the life of Charles S. Dole and his colorful family.  You will experience the true story of Dole … 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.