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February
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2019
1:00 pm CLHS Annual Meeting and Presenta... @ Grand Oaks Recreation Center
CLHS Annual Meeting and Presenta... @ Grand Oaks Recreation Center
@1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
CLHS Annual Meeting and Presentation:  Delicious Fun Just in Time for Valentine's Day! @ Grand Oaks Recreation Center
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 … Continued
March
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Fri
2019
5:30 pm Member Appreciation Open House a... @ Colonel Palmer House
Member Appreciation Open House a... @ Colonel Palmer House
@5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Member Appreciation Open House and Exhibit Opening @ Colonel Palmer House
Join us for a “members only” open house at the Colonel Palmer House and celebrate the opening of a new exhibit on local history.  Refreshments will be served and reservations required.  Watch here for further … 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 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.