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November
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2022
all-day A Very Victorian Christmas – New... @ Colonel Palmer House
A Very Victorian Christmas – New... @ Colonel Palmer House
all-day
A Very Victorian Christmas - New Exhibit at Colonel Palmer House @ Colonel Palmer House
Join us this holiday season to experience A Very Victorian Christmas at the Colonel Palmer House.  The upstairs exhibit room has been transformed into a Victorian parlor set for the Christmas festivities.  Just drop by … 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.