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 1:30pm – 4:30pm


The Palatine Historical Society is proud to announce its scholarship program for 2023. More details can be found here.

Chicago & Northwestern Train Depot on the north side of the tracks between Brockway and Bothwell

Coming Events

In celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Clayson House, our friends from Culver’s would like to treat those attending Clayson’s Kids Days with a coupon for a FREE ice cream cone at Culver’s in Palatine (while supplies last).  Clayson invites kids (ages 4 – 12) for a fun afternoon featuring a drop-in craft, tour of the Clayson House Museum and a visit with our mascot, Clayson the Family Dog!  Every second Sunday of the month from 2:00 – 4:00.  FREE EVENT.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Clayson with Ice Cream Cone from Culver’s

Clayson’s Kids Days is held every second Sunday of the month from 2 to 4 pm. The next one will be February 12.

Historic Building Plaques

Plaque at Schoppe’s Corner

Plaque at Schoppe’s Corner

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