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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.

Happy Spring!

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2015 July 4th Parade
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The July 4th parade was a blast!

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We had a great time at the History Crawl Friday, June 19!

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Society President Joe Petykowski gave our May program on “High School Yearbooks”!

The program was great and the meeting room was full of visitors.  The three people shown here are early graduates and answered questions from the audience.  Harold Bergman & Ethel Bauman graduated in 1933 (that’s right, they are just shy of 100 years of age).  Eleanor Williams is not far behind; she graduated in 1937.

Harold Bergman, Ethel Bauman, & Eleanor Williams

Harold Bergman, Ethel Bauman, & Eleanor Williams

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Our Hillside Cemetery Walk May 17 was a success. It showcased the lives of teachers buried here including Nellie Patten, who taught in a one-room school house, Minnie Hurd, who taught in the old six-room Wood Street School and Harry Kincaid, who taught at Palatine High School.

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We are proud to announce our 2015 scholarship winners. Pres. Joe Petykowski congratulates winner Caitlin Riedy (left) and Megan Beach (center). They have each won a one-year scholarship of $1,500.00! Congratulations Caitlin and Megan!

Scholarship Winner

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Scholarship Winner 3

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  Kathleen McCarthy

Palatine Historical Society Volunteer of the Year

Palatine Park District Volunteer Award Luncheon

 

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David Hammer recently portrayed pioneer George Ela at the Barrington StreetFest April 26. George was the first settler in Palatine Township and later became a well-known citizen of Barrington. Dave on the left is getting an assist on a penny-farthing bicycle from Matt Roben.

Dave at Barrington StreetFest

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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!

Watch for them this summer!

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