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.


Palatine Park District Volunteer Awards – 2018

Linni Pesch


Palatine Historical Society Volunteer Award Winner, Linni Pesch has done a tremendous job these past two years.  She’s great at organizing offices and events,working at fundraisers, docenting and many other things.

And yes, you are looking at our mascot dog, Clayson.  This is the only time you will see her without her fur coat.  We thank her for her service to the Historical Society and the community.


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!


Clayson marched in the St. Patrick’s Day parade along with members of the Palatine Historical Society.  Brr, it was a chilly day.


Palatine Historical Society Scholarship Program 2018

The Palatine Historical Society is offering two (2) one year scholarships of $1500 to residents of Palatine Township. They are to be used to pursue post secondary vocational or college education.  Click below to see details of the criteria for applying for the scholarship.  Below that is a form to fill out and apply.

2018 Criteria for the Palatine Historical Society Scholarship

2018 Application for Palatine Historical Society Scholarship



 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
249 E. Northwest Hwy. J. P. Wood Martial Arts


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