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2023 marks the 150th anniversary of the George H. Clayson House, home of Palatine Historical Society. An entire year of celebration is planned! Click here for event details or contact us at 847-991-6460 or 

This site is operated by the Palatine Historical Society Board.

Our purpose is the collection, preservation and display of artifacts and the discovery and dissemination of knowledge about the history of Palatine and Palatine Township.


Museum hours are Tuesday 9am – 4pm, Thursday Noon – 4pm and Sunday 1 pm – 4 pm.

Historical Society Board Members and Volunteers:

Back: Joan, Linni, Marg, Ken, Joe, Cindy, Carolyn. Front: Sue, Nancy, Bev, Marlee, Clare and Jan

CH150 Celebration at the Clayson House

The Palatine Historical Society is celebrating the Clayson House which turned 150 years old June 17, 2023.

We had a wonderful time at the 30th annual Cemetery Walk at Hillside Cemetery. The rain cleared up just in time and we enjoyed meeting lots of people and telling the stories of Palatine people of the past.

Cemetery Walk at Hillside Cemetery Sept 2023
Joe Petykowski and Greg Langer: Thank You To Our Business Sponsors
Nancy Cairns, Kathie McCarthy, Bev Keagle & Connie Rawa
Roger McCarthy
Lisa Tomlin of Peter Troost Monument Co., Palatine
Joe, Joel Wood’s descendant Cherri Wood Brown, Marlee & Kathie
Joe Petykowski welcoming guests
Ken Gorham as August Hackbarth
Marlee Buenrrostro as Hannah Wood
Sara O’Hara as Clarinda Harris
Nathan Etter as Edwin Converse
Jim Frost as John Allard
Marg Plank as Matilda Meissner Foreman with great-granddaughter Petronelle Smith and her daughter Cherri Brown










































Coming Events

October 18, 2023: Palatine Public Library Presentation: “Lake Michigan Triangle” 6:30 pm

October 21, 2023: Fall Foliage Walking Tours: Groups leaving at 8:30 am, 9:15 am & 10:00 am

December 3, 2023: Holiday Open House at Clayson House 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm



Clayson with Ice Cream Cone from Culver’s

Dear Clayson, thank you so much for entertaining us all and helping us build our brand!

For a complete listing of CH150 events, click here for event details or contact us at 847-991-6460 or

Historic Building Plaques

Plaque at Schoppe’s Corner

Plaque at Schoppe’s Corner