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March
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Sat
2019
11:00 am The Faces of Downtown Exhibit @ Colonel Palmer House
The Faces of Downtown Exhibit @ Colonel Palmer House
@11:00 am – @5:00 pm
The Faces of Downtown Exhibit @ Colonel Palmer House
Exhibit Hours: Thursdays and Friday 11 AM – 5 PM Saturdays 10 AM – 4 PM Take a stroll through the history of downtown Crystal Lake.  Meet the “Movers and Shakers” who have lived and … Continued
June
800
Sat
2019
11:00 am Midsommar Festival @ Colonel Palmer House
Midsommar Festival @ Colonel Palmer House
@11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Midsommar Festival @ Colonel Palmer House
11 AM – 4 PM on Saturday, June 8 Rain or Shine! Join the Colonel Palmer House in celebrating the rich Swedish heritage of Crystal Lake!  Decorate and raise a maypole, make a flower crown, … Continued
June
900
Sun
2019
10:00 am Trolley Tour @ Crystal Lake City Hall
Trolley Tour @ Crystal Lake City Hall
@10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Hop on the Trolley! Sunday, June 9 Every year, the Crystal Lake Historic Preservation Commission creates a new trolley tour highlighting local history.  This year the trolley will travel along Caroline Street and Walkup Avenue.  … Continued
October
1800
Fri
2019
6:00 pm Dearly Departed @ Colonel Palmer House
Dearly Departed @ Colonel Palmer House
@6:00 pm – @8:00 pm
Dearly Departed @ Colonel Palmer House
  Save the date!  This year marks the 10th anniversary of the always popular Dearly Departed program, where Crystal Lake Historical Society volunteers recreate a true story from Crystal Lake’s past.  Tickets will be available … Continued

Past Events

Made in Crystal Lake Exhibit

When:
March 9, 2019@10:00 am – April 26, 2019@5:00 pm
2019-03-09T10:00:00-06:00
2019-04-26T17:00:00-05:00
Where:
Colonel Palmer House
660 E. Terra Cotta Ave.
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Ashley Palazzo
815-477-5873

Exhibit Hours:

Thursdays and Fridays 11 AM – 5 PM

Saturdays  10 AM – 4 PM

Note:  This exhibit will be closed from April 4 – 11 due to another scheduled event at the Colonel Palmer House.

Explore items past and present that are rooted in Crystal Lake.  From the beginning, our city has been a leader in providing food, technology, building products and other manufactured wares that have shaped society.  Enjoy artifacts, photos, and information on:  Ice Harvesting, CL Pickling Works, Bowman Dairy, Slatter Wallpaper Mill, Duntile Factory, American Terra Cotta & Ceramic Co.,  Schramm Nursery, Ero Manufacturing Co., Knaack Products, Oak Industries, National Grain Yeast Co., and Dodge Trophy Co.