Civil War Reenactments
To celebrate Palatine’s Quasquicentennial in 1991 a reenactment of the Civil War was staged at Community Park. The ‘troops’ set up camp and stayed overnight in the park. In the morning Confederate soldiers and Union regulars lined up against each other and ‘fired away’.
The Society’s first History Crawl, Friday, September 9, 2011 was a huge success! The tour encompassed eleven locations in downtown Palatine starting at Bothwell St. and Slade St. and ending at Lamplighter Inn. Docents described the history of each location, the business establishments that resided there and the events that took place. The history crawls were events to raise money for plaques to put on the buildings that were stops on the crawl. They mark the buildings or locations that mark historical sites in the downtown area. The plaques are now completed and the History Crawls finished.