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March
900
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

Midsommar Festival

When:
June 8, 2019@11:00 am – 4:00 pm
2019-06-08T11:00:00-05:00
2019-06-08T16:00:00-05:00
Where:
Colonel Palmer House
660 E. Terra Cotta Ave.
Crystal Lake
IL
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Ann Viger
815-482-1568

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, enjoy authentic dance and music, savor Swedish treats and test your skill at Swedish games.  Learn about the residents of Crystal Lake’s own Swedenberg, including their immigrant stories, roots, genealogy, churches, lodges, education and their role in WWI.  Much more!  This is a free event that will be fun for all ages!