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.


Meet Clayson

the Palatine Historical Society’s Mascot

Clayson goes all over town to many community events.  Here are a few recent places he has been.  Look above for the mascot tag to see more pictures of Clayson.  We will be adding & changing photos periodically.  ARF!

Clayson & Mayor Jim Schwantz








Victorian Teas 2017

Tea Dates: April 22, 23, 29, 30  victorian tea

Note carefully:  Teas will only be held once on each of these days from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday & Sunday.

Tickets will be available in January at $25 each.  The program theme is hats.  For tickets call 847-991-6460.


St. Patrick’s Day


ST. PATRICK’S DAY                            PARADE

See you there on March 11th                      2017




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 has prepared historic plaques for downtown buildings!

Check them out at:

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
45 W. Wilson St.
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

May 21, 2017

25th Annual Cemetery Walk

Hillside Cemetery  1 to 4 o’clock on Smith Street north of Colfax
Tickets $5 for adults, $2 for children under 16

Tours every 15 minutes; last tour 3:30


                        Good Old Summertime Fest                                             June 11th from 1 to 4 o’clock                                             Clayson House Museum



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