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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

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.