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February
2300
Sun
2020
2:00 pm CLHS Annual Meeting and Presenta... @ Willow Creek Church, Crystal Lake
CLHS Annual Meeting and Presenta... @ Willow Creek Church, Crystal Lake
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
CLHS Annual Meeting and Presentation:  Oak Manufacturing - An Iconic Crystal Lake Business @ Willow Creek Church, Crystal Lake
Join us for a brief annual business meeting, followed by a presentation from CLHS Board Member, Kurt Pearson.  Learn how Oak struggled to get established, prospered during the Great Depression, was awarded for its war … Continued
March
1300
Fri
2020
5:30 pm Member Appreciation Open House a... @ Colonel Palmer House
Member Appreciation Open House a... @ Colonel Palmer House
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Member Appreciation Open House and Exhibit Grand Opening @ Colonel Palmer House
Join us for a “members only” open house at the Colonel Palmer House and celebrate the opening of two new exhibits – “The Faces of Education” and “A Peek at the 20s”.  Refreshments will be … 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.