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.
Hillside Cemetery Dedication
of Grand Army of the Republic Grave Site
The GAR was an organization of Union Civil War veterans. Only a soldier with an honorable discharge from the Union Armies could join. They did so for comradeship, for the part the Civil War played in their lives and to raise money for monuments, grave sites, and homes for elderly soldiers that needed them. The Palatine Historical Society purchased a granite bench for the grave site owned by the GAR, the only one in Palatine Township. The Township purchased a metal plaque with a short history of the GAR. After three speakers talked about the past and the present importance of this site, a flag that flew over the national Capitol was raffled off. The Palatine post of the American Legion fired a 21 gun salute accompanied by cannon fire of Taylor’s Battery re-enactors. The program ended with the playing of Taps by a bugler.
Exciting events coming up!
A Victorian Christmas
at the Clayson House Museum
Sunday, December 6, 2015
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
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.
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.
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!
Palatine Historical Society Volunteer of the Year
Palatine Park District Volunteer Award Luncheon
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…
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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