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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

History Happened Here! 2018 Summer Sundays

When:
June 3, 2018@1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2018-06-03T13:00:00-05:00
2018-06-03T16:00:00-05:00
Where:
Colonel Palmer House
660 E. Terra Cotta Road
Cost:
Free

 

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 crafted by architect and mason Andrew Jackson Simons.  Learn about the construction of the home, including the ongoing efforts to preserve and restore the cobblestone foundation in a historically property manner.  Join us for a barn raising, wagon rides, farm life, and family legacies.