This site is operated by the Palatine Historical Society Board. Our purpose is to increase public knowledge of Palatine and Palatine Township and encourage people to visit the Clayson House Museum.


Good Ol’ Summertime Festival

Come join us this Sunday, June 11th at the Clayson House, 224 E. Palatine Rd. We are having a Good Ol’ Summertime Festival. Time: 11am-4pm; rain or shine. Admission is free. We will be scooping ice cream and conducting tours of the Clayson House Museum to view our extensive hat display. Taylor Battery will be firing off their Civil War era cannon. We will have a blacksmith demostration. There will be antique cars and tractors (weather permitting) and quilting demos. Local artists will be on the property painting and drawing. And our Pioneer Kids area. New this year is our tool shed with our collection of antique farming tools. Hope to see you there!


Meet Clayson

the Palatine Historical Society’s Mascot

Clayson goes all over town to many community events.  Look above for the mascot tag to see more pictures of Clayson.  We will be adding & changing photos periodically.  ARF!






Cemetery Walk

It was a bit of a chilly day Sunday but we had about 70 people come to visit with people of Palatine’s past.  This was our 25th Cemetery Walk.

Elise Jahnke, Wife of Miller


Here are two of our former residents.


Frank Danielsen, 1st Undertaker







Palatine Historical Society Scholarship Program 2017

The Palatine Historical Society will offer two (2) one-year scholarships of $1,500.00 each to high school seniors who are residents of Palatine Township. The awards are to be used to pursue post secondary education in an accredited vocational/technical program, or at a two-year or four-year college/university. The scholarships will be awarded to qualified applicants regardless of race, religion, sex, or national origin. Monies for the scholarship will be provided through a variety of fund-raising activities conducted by the Palatine Historical Society.  This year’s winners with Joe Petykowski, Society President.

Scholarship Winner 2017 Jennifer Subkowiak


Scholarship Winner 2017
Kathleen McManus




The Society has prepared  historic plaques for downtown buildings!
Check them out at:

Plaque at Once Was Schoppe’s Store

19 N. Bothwell St.  JL’s Pizza & Sports Bar was Palatine Stationary Store
16 S. Bothwell St.  Harrington Manor was Palatine Pantry Delicatessen
15 S. Brockway St.  Garfield’s Beverage Warehouse was Old Post Office
26 N. Brockway St.  The Music Room was Schoppe’s Store
21 W. Railroad Av.  Currently vacant was Studio One Photography
51 W. Wilson St.  Dario’s was Hunnerberg Hotel
56 W. Wilson St.  Tap House was Jewel Food Store
117 E. Slade St.  Mac’s on Slade was Slade St. Fire Station
16 N. Brockway St.  Zimmer Hardware is still Zimmer Hardware
25 W. Palatine Rd.  American Data was Tharp Funeral Home
35 W. Slade St.  Guidant Wealth Advisors was State Bank of Palatine
25 N. Brockway St.  Monson Jewelers was Stark Hospital
60 N. Bothwell St.  Lamplighter Tavern & Grill was Mac & Al’s Bar

Clayson House Museum Presents:



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