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Centennial Book

Palatine Centennial Book Updated by Quasquicentennial Committee of 1991.

The 1955 edition of the complete history of Palatine has long been out of print. Palatine Historical Society researchers have added much additional information and photographs for this 1991 edition. The many historic photographs and maps help guide the reader through the village’s many transformations. Contains special sections on families, railroads and churches. A must have for Palatine aficionados. 153 pp. Hardcover price $30.00 plus shipping.


Images of America: Palatine, Illinois by Palatine Historical Society.

Over the years the Palatine Historical Society has received many treasured photographs as donations from families of early residents. This fine paperback book from Arcadia Publishing features some of the best photographs in our extensive collection. Sit back and see the restoration of the Clayson House and the moving of the 19th century carriage house. From the old C&NW steam engines to sleigh rides, take a trip down memory lane with this special book. 128 pp. Price: $18.99 plus shipping.

Then & Now

Then & Now: Palatine, Illinois by Palatine Historical Society.

Images of America was so successful that our volunteers went back to the archives to find even more pictures. Then they hit the road to take identical photos of the same locations many years in the future. The fascinating feature in this paperbac is the side-by-side comparisons. One room schoolhouses are replaced with modern structures and farms transform into subdivisions. Gaare Oil Co. is on the front cover. My, my, how times have changed! 96 pp. Price: $19.99 plus shipping.

Slice of Life

A Slice of Life From the Good Old Days by David Hammer.

This is David Hammer’s first effort to bring the world of the past as it is recorded on microfilm to life for the benefit of the modern reader. The book is a compilation of local news stories gathered from the Palatine Enterprise and Cook County Herald newspapers from the year 1901. These newspapers covered the small country towns northwest of Chicago, Illinois. 589 pages long and arranged by families, the book won a Certificate of Excellence award from the Illinois State Historical Society. 588 pp. Hardcover price: $24.99 plus shipping.

Twp of Palatine

The Township of Palatine: Understanding Local Government by David Hammer.

This large-format book describes township government in Palatine, Illinois from its inception in 1850 to the present time. See how our area participated in the spread of American civilization. The primer includes fascinating entries from the recently discovered Justice of the Peace logbook. Eighty pages long and lavishly illustrated with maps, tables and photographs, the book also won a Certificate of Excellence. 74 pp. Softcover price $4.99 plus shipping.

Fifty Fruitful Years

Fifty Fruitful Years 1955 – 2005 by Palatine Historical Society.

Cookbook of recipes lovingly contributed by our members. Indexed and filled with historic photographs, your purchase of these books helps raise money for the Society’s many important projects. Make sure you try the Zucchini Zip and the Polynesian Meatballs! 170 pp. Hardbound three-ring binder. Price $18.00 plus shipping.

Ali Petykowski designed & painted the cover of the cookbook.

1900 Federal Census of Palatine Township by Harriet Kozlicki. 85 pp. Hardcover price $20 plus shipping.

1910 Federal Census of Palatine Township by Harriet Kozlicki. 87 pp. Hardcover price $20 plus shipping.

Indian Treaty

The Old Indian Treaty Boundary Line Through the Township of Palatine in Cook County by Thomas A. Moody.

Local surveyor Thomas Moody came across a plat containing a reference to an “Old Indian Boundary Line”. This booklet describes his 35-year effort to get the facts on this fascinating chapter of our history. 36 pp. Price $2.

Walking Tours of Historic Buildings by Florence Parkhurst and Ray Mills.

These booklets give a paragraph or two of historic information about each home on the tour. Price $1.

Directory of Farmers

Directory of Farmers in Palatine Township.

This booklet is based upon a Prairie Farmer directory from 1918 and gives much valuable information about local farmers and their families. Price $1.

Pencil Drawings by John Mosiman.

Artist John Mosiman has drawn four beautiful renditions of historic scenes in Palatine. We are offering perfect reproductions of these fine drawings that you can proudly frame and place on your walls. Medium and large size. Prices $15 – $18 plus shipping.

To purchase these items:

Please call Museum Coordinator, Linni Pesch at 1-847-991-6460.