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June
300
Sun
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
  Celebrate the 160th birthday of the historic Colonel Palmer House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Henrietta and Gustavus Palmer    will welcome you to their new, stately home that was expertly … Continued
July
1500
Sun
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
  Visit an era of pioneers and settlers as McHenry County changes from a rugged frontier into a rapidly growing cluster of farms and villages.  Experience life on the trail inside a covered wagon and … Continued
August
1200
Sun
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

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!