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October
1200
Fri
2018
6:00 pm Dearly Departed: A Royal Affair @ Colonel Palmer House
Dearly Departed: A Royal Affair @ Colonel Palmer House
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dearly Departed: A Royal Affair @ Colonel Palmer House
      CLHS Studios Present:  Glamour!  Intrigue!  Mystery! Join our annual trip into a true tale of adventure and mystery from Crystal Lake’s past!  Ripped from the pages of history, Dearly Departed: A Royal Affair … Continued
October
1300
Sat
2018
6:00 pm Dearly Departed: A Royal Affair @ Colonel Palmer House
Dearly Departed: A Royal Affair @ Colonel Palmer House
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dearly Departed: A Royal Affair @ Colonel Palmer House
      CLHS Studios Present:  Glamour!  Intrigue!  Mystery! Join our annual trip into a true tale of adventure and mystery from Crystal Lake’s past!  Ripped from the pages of history, Dearly Departed: A Royal Affair … 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.