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January
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Mon
2023
11:22 pm Colonel Palmer House Closed Janu...
Colonel Palmer House Closed Janu...
11:22 pm – 11:45 pm
Colonel Palmer House Closed January 6 - February 11
Researchers wanting access to the Crystal Lake Historical Society archives, please email info@cl-hs.org.
February
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Sun
2023
1:00 pm The Sears Kit Homes of Crystal L... @ The Dole Mansion
The Sears Kit Homes of Crystal L... @ The Dole Mansion
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
The Sears Kit Homes of Crystal Lake - Annual Meeting and Program @ The Dole Mansion
Join us on Sunday, February 5 at 1 PM at The Dole for our 2023 Annual Meeting and Program.  Following a brief business meeting, CLHS Board Member Ann Viger will present “The Sears Kit Homes … 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.