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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

Christmas Tree Ship | A Story of Faith, Hope and Love

When:
November 19, 2017@1:00 pm
2017-11-19T13:00:00-06:00
2017-11-19T13:15:00-06:00
Where:
Park Place
406 W Woodstock St
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
USA

As the holiday season begins, join us for a spellbinding historical journey presented by

Rochelle Pennington, an award-winning author of two books detailing one of the most well-known shipwrecks of the Great Lakes. The beloved ship and crew which delivered holiday evergreens to the citizens of Chicago each Christmas season was sunk in the Great Storm of 1912. It went to the bottom of Lake Michigan fully loaded with Christmas trees. You will be captivated with century-old photographs, artifacts and little-known facts surrounding the story of The Christmas Tree Ship.

Christmas wreaths, garlands and other holiday items will also be available for sale. Proceeds benefit the projects of the Crystal Lake Historical Society.

ADMISSION

$5 per person (Crystal Lake Historical Society members)
$8 per person (non-members)

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