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Please Join us on June 5th when we will have a Good Ol Summertime Festival at the Clayson House from 11:00 to 4:00 rain or shine.

 

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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.

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Cemetery Walk 2016             

This year’s cemetery walk centers around Palatine’s 150th year of incorporation that took place in 1866.  This anniversary is known as a sesquicentennial.  The year 1866 is the center point of our walk.  Men and women who were alive in that year will tell you what life was like in Palatine at that time.  We have chosen Palatine’s first mayor, Myron Lytle, a Civil War veteran, and an early settler among others.  Come and visit with these people and spend some time with former Palatine citizens.

Cemetery Walk  May 15th        1866 logo

Hillside Cemetery on Smith Street north of Colfax

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – tours start about every 20                                               minutes; last tour 3:30
Adults $5, Members $4, Children under 16  $2

Thom Lange & Joe Petykowski

Thom Lange & Joe Petykowski

 

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A Victorian Christmas

At the Clayson House Museum

Traditions and Legends of Christmas

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You’ll love this video on the Palatine, Lake Zurich & Wauconda Railroad’s Old Maud by the Dan and Jenny Trio! Thank you Dan and Jenny and…

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The Society is preparing seven new historic plaques for downtown buildings!

We’re in the process of getting permission from building owners to mount them.

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