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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.

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Cemetery Walk 2016             

This year’s cemetery walk centers around Palatine’s 150th year of incorporation that took place in 1866.  This anniversary is known as a sesquicentennial.  The year 1866 is the center point of our walk.  Men and women who were alive in that year will tell you what life was like in Palatine at that time.  We have chosen Palatine’s first mayor, Myron Lytle, a Civil War veteran, and an early settler among others.  Come and visit with these people and spend some time with former Palatine citizens.

Cemetery Walk  May 15th        1866 logo

            Hillside Cemetery on Smith Street north of Colfax

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – tours start about every 20                                      minutes; last tour 3:30

Adults $5, Members $4, Children under 16  $2

 

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Palatine Historical Society Scholarship Program 2016
The Palatine Historical Society will offer two (2) one-year scholarships of $1,500.00 each to high school seniors who are residents of Palatine Township. The awards are to be used to pursue post secondary education in an accredited vocational/technical program, or at a two-year or four-year college/university. The scholarships will be awarded to qualified applicants regardless of race, religion, sex, or national origin. Monies for the scholarship will be provided through a variety of fund-raising activities conducted by the Palatine Historical Society.
APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS:
The applicant must be a resident of Palatine Township.
The applicant must submit a completed application and all required forms by March 18, 2016.
The applicant must be a high school senior and must provide scholastic transcripts showing classes and grades through the seventh semester of high school.
The applicant must submit two (2) letters of recommendation. More details are contained in the Scholarship Application.
The applicant must include a typed essay on a specified topic. More details are contained in the Scholarship Application.
Scholarships will be awarded on May 18, 2016 at the General Membership Meeting of the Palatine Historical Society which meets at the Palatine Library at 7:00 P.M. Winners are expected to attend.

The Scholarship Committee will notify all applicants upon completion of the evaluation process. Letters will be sent to the address provided on the application.
All guidelines and date requirements must be met. It is the applicant’s responsibility to obtain and submit all required information and forms by March March 18, 2016. Please submit to:
Palatine Historical Society
P.O. Box 134
Palatine, IL 60078-0134
Attention: Scholarship Committee

2016 Application for Palatine Historical Society Scholarship

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A Victorian Christmas

At the Clayson House Museum

Traditions and Legends of Christmas

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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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