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February
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Sun
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
800
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

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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