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July
2700
Sat
2019
10:00 am Saturday Morning Swedenberg Cele... @ Colonel Palmer House
Saturday Morning Swedenberg Cele... @ Colonel Palmer House
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday Morning Swedenberg Celebration @ Colonel Palmer House
Stop by Colonel Palmer House, 660 E. Terra Cotta Ave, Crystal Lake to view the informative and educational Swedenberg display. In addition to touring the house, staff will be on site to answer questions and … Continued
August
800
Thu
2019
2:00 pm Celebrating Swedenberg Family Style @ Colonel Palmer House
Celebrating Swedenberg Family Style @ Colonel Palmer House
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Celebrating Swedenberg Family Style @ Colonel Palmer House
Stop by Colonel Palmer House, 660 E. Terra Cotta Ave, Crystal Lake to view the informative and educational Swedenberg display. In addition to touring the house, staff will be on site to answer questions and … Continued
October
1800
Fri
2019
6:00 pm Dearly Departed @ Colonel Palmer House
Dearly Departed @ Colonel Palmer House
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dearly Departed @ Colonel Palmer House
  Save the date!  This year marks the 10th anniversary of the always popular Dearly Departed program, where Crystal Lake Historical Society volunteers recreate a true story from Crystal Lake’s past.  Tickets will be available … 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.