Welcome!

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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Exciting events coming up!

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“Whose House Was That Anyway?”
Learn about the people who built and lived in the many old houses that still exist in Palatine
at the Palatine Public Library
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
7 p.m.

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“A Lesson in Haiku”
Palatine’s own Jeff Kressman will explain the art of Haiku
at the Palatine Public Library
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
7 p.m.

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A Victorian Christmas
at the Clayson House Museum
Sunday, December 6, 2015
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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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!

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  Kathleen McCarthy

Palatine Historical Society Volunteer of the Year

Palatine Park District Volunteer Award Luncheon

 

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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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