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July
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Fri
2021
5:30 pm Member Appreciation Night July 30 @ Colonel Palmer House
Member Appreciation Night July 30 @ Colonel Palmer House
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Member Appreciation Night July 30 @ Colonel Palmer House
Crystal Lake Historical Society members and their guests are invited back to the Colonel Palmer House for a big “thank you” for your support.  Complimentary beverages and snacks will be provided.  Watch for more details … Continued
August
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Sun
2021
2:00 pm Cemetery Road Trip Online Presen...
Cemetery Road Trip Online Presen...
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Cemetery Road Trip Online Presentation
    Join our virtual gathering via Zoom and enjoy CLHS member Laurel Mellien as she presents “Cemetery Road Trip.”  Laurel is an author, speaker and avid cemetery visitor.  In the last decade she has … Continued

The Society hosts numerous one-time and annual events.

“Dearly Departed” was first held in October, 2010 to a sell-out crowd! The first year’s presentation featured Victorian mourning customs. Beginning in 2011, “Dearly Departed” featured a true story from Crystal Lake’s past. This was such a hit (another sell-out) that each year after that has featured true (but different) stories.

Cemetery Walks were held (2002-2009) at the Lake Avenue Cemetery and Union Cemetery, both located in Crystal Lake. Costumed interpreters portrayed the life and times of individuals who have shaped our community. In most cases, a video is available of this portrayal.

During the summer months, the Crystal Lake Park District and Crystal Lake Historical Society have co-hosted a monthly event called “Summer Sundays.” Each Summer Sunday has focused on various historic themes.