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Crystal Lake Historical Society

Past Events

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10:00 am Fall Harvest at the Colonel Palm... @ Colonel Palmer House
Fall Harvest at the Colonel Palm... @ Colonel Palmer House
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Fall Harvest at the Colonel Palmer House @ Colonel Palmer House
Fall has arrived and it’s time to prepare the kitchen garden for winter.  Gather with Colonel Palmer House staff and volunteers to stock the pantry for the cold season, preserve the bounty of the kitchen … 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.