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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

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.