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February
1000
Sun
2019
1:00 pm Annual Meeting and History of Ch... @ Grand Oaks Recreation Center
Annual Meeting and History of Ch... @ Grand Oaks Recreation Center
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Annual Meeting and History of Chicago Candy Presentation @ Grand Oaks Recreation Center
Join us for our Annual Business meeting (it will be short!) followed by a presentation by author and historian Leslie Goddard on the history of Chicago candy makers.  Watch here for further details!
March
800
Fri
2019
5:30 pm Member Appreciation Open House a... @ Colonel Palmer House
Member Appreciation Open House a... @ Colonel Palmer House
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Member Appreciation Open House and Exhibit Opening @ Colonel Palmer House
Join us for a “members only” open house at the Colonel Palmer House and celebrate the opening of a new exhibit on local history.  Refreshments will be served and reservations required.  Watch here for further … Continued

Travel back in time with each of our FREE Summer Sunday special events where our costumed presenters have plenty of displays and hands-on experiences. Each month is unique!

2010 Season

June – “Before the Covered Wagons Came: the Prairie, Native Americans and fur-traders”
July – “A Day Down on the Farm: Farming and Household Chores”
August – “Threading the Needle: Needlework of the 19th Century”

2011 Season

June – “Sheep to Shawl”
July – “Horseless Carriages and Tin Lizzies”
August – “The Art of Quilting – Treasures from our Attics”

2012 Season

June – “A Day on the Farm: Feathers, Fowl, and Honey Bees”
July – “WWII: The Homefront to the Front Lines”
August – “The Civil War: Soldiers and Civilians”

2013 Season

June – “Chewing the Cud: Cows on the Farm”
July – “Prairie Life: Its People, Plants, and Purpose”
August – “Weaving a Tale: Coverlets, Quilts, and the Art of Storytelling”

2014 Season

June – “Sound the Alarm: History of the Crystal Lake Fire Department”
July – “The Year Was 1914: A Centennial Celebration”
August – “Chores on the Farm: Farm Life in the Late 1800s”

2015 Season

June – “The Civil War: The Ravages of War”
July – “Farming in the Fabulous 1950s”
August – “Wheels of Progress: 150 Years & Still Turning”

2016 Season

June – “Be Social at Colonel Palmer House”
July – “Chautauqua of 1916”
August – “Pioneer Days”

2017 Season

June – “Over There: U.S. Enters the Great War”
July – “CPH Presents:  A Country Fair”
August – “Game On: Vintage Games and Toys”

2018 Season – History Happened Here!

June – “1858 – A Foundation is Laid”
July – “1838 – A Family is Rooted”
August – “1818 – A Frontier is Forged”

Video Clips from prior Summer Sunday events:

Washing Clothes:

 

Threading and Sewing on a Treadle Sewing Machine:

View photos from prior Summer Sunday events

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