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2018
1:00 pm History Happened Here! 2018 Sum... @ Colonel Palmer House
History Happened Here! 2018 Sum... @ Colonel Palmer House
@1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
History Happened Here!  2018 Summer Sundays @ Colonel Palmer House
  When the State of Illinois was established, what is now McHenry County was unchartered and was inhabited primarily by Native Americans, trappers and traders.  Join us as we celebrate the 200th birthday of our … Continued
August
2500
Sat
2018
9:00 am Doors Open Illinois @ Colonel Palmer House
Doors Open Illinois @ Colonel Palmer House
@9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Doors Open Illinois @ Colonel Palmer House
The Colonel Palmer House will participate in the Illinois Bicentennial Celebration called “Doors Open Illinois” on the weekend of August 25-26.  Museums throughout Illinois will be open free of charge on Saturday, August 25 from … Continued

Past Events

Bicentennial Bash: Happy 200th Birthday, Illinois!

When:
February 11, 2018@1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
2018-02-11T13:00:00-06:00
2018-02-11T14:30:00-06:00
Where:
Park Place
406 W. Woodstock Street
Crystal Lake
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Crystal Lake Historical Society
815-455-1151

 

Join us on February 11 at 1:00 P.M. for our 2018 Annual Meeting when we will celebrate Illinois’ 200th Birthday!  A birthday this big cannot go uncelebrated!   HFK Presents, featuring Terry and Laura Lynch, will discuss everything from Illinois’ early years, historical happenings and famous Illinoisans.  Terry Lynch is a nationally known actor who specializes in historical portrayal.  Along with his wife Laura, an educator for 20 years, they combine to bring history alive.  It’s gonna be a party!