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2023 marks the 150th anniversary of the George H. Clayson House, home of Palatine Historical Society.

 6-15-2024 Flag Day Celebration

6- 8-2024 Garage Sale

5-19-2024 Walking Tour with Marlee Buenrrostro

5-15-2024 Program: "The History of the Palatine Public Library" with Ken Gorham

10-18-2023 Program: "Lake Michigan Triangle" with Gayle Soucek

9-17-2023 Cemetery Walk

7-25-2023 Historical Scavenger Hunt

 6-25-2023 House and Garden Walk

6-17-2023 CH150 Celebration at Clayson House, Good Old Summertime Party, Tree Dedication Ceremony, Flag Day Celebration

5-17-2023 Program: "History of the Palatine Fire Department" with David Hammer, John Tobin and Scott Ohlrich

10-19-2022 Program: "Joe P. Hits the Streets" with Joe and Dan Petykowski

9-18-2022 Cemetery Walk

 6-12-2022 History Crawl

6-11-2022 Flag Day Ceremony

5-18-2022 Program: "A Visit with Mrs. Potts" with Ellie Carlson

12- 5-2021 Holiday Open House

11-19-2021 Holidays on the Town, 19 N Brockway St

10-20-2021 Program: "My Life in a One-Room Schoolhouse" with Jeff Kressman

9-26-2021 Hillside Cannon Rededication

9-19-2021 Cemetery Walk at Hillside Cemetery

6-27-2021 Garden Tour

6-28-2020 Garden Tour

12-21-2019 Holiday Open House

10- 6-2019 Clayson House 40th Anniversary Open House

9-18-2019 Program: "Restoration of the Clayson House" with Joe Petykowski

9-15-2019 Cemetery Walk

7-28-2019 Garden Party

5-15-2019 Program: "Clayson House, Then and Now" with Joe Petykowski

12- 2-2018 Holiday Open House

9-19-2018 Program: "Toys Through the Decades"

9-16-2018 Cemetery Walk

6-10-2018 First Clayson's Kids Days

4- 7-2018 Victorian Tea

12- 3-2017 Holiday Open House

9-20-2017 Program: "Palatine Loves Its Sports" with Joe Petykowski

6-11-2017 Good Ol' Summertime Festival

5-21-2017 Cemetery Walk

5-17-2017 Program: "Oh, the Humanity!: The Hindenburg Disaster" with Terrence Lynch

12-24-2016 Holiday Open House

10-22-2016 Palatine Sesquicentennial Gala

10-19-2016 Program: "A Walk Down Memory Lane" with Rochelle Pennington

9-21-2016 Program: "Baseball in the Movies" with Steven Frenzel

8-16-2016 Dedication of the GAR burial plot

7- 2-2016 July Fourth Parade

6- 5-2016 Good Ol' Summertime Festival

5-18-2016 Program: "Stars of the Silver Screen" with Roberta Randall

5-15-2016 Cemetery Walk

4-20-2016 Program: "Mudslinging, Muckraking and Apple Pie: Presidential Campaigns, the Great American Pastime" with the HFK Group

4- 9-2016 Victorian Tea

3-16-2016 Program: "Songs and Music of the Civil War" with Barb Sorensen

12- 6-2015 Holiday Open House: Traditions and Legends of Christmas

10-21-2015 Program: "A Lesson in Haiku" with Jeff Kressman

9-16-2015 Program: "Whose House Was That, Anyway?" with Alice Rosenberg

6-19-2015 History Crawl

5-20-2015 Program: "A Walk Through Palatine High Yearbooks" with Joe Petykowski

5-17-2015 Hillside Cemetery Walk

4-15-2015 Program: "Castles in the Air: Suburban Projects That Never Got Off the Ground" with David Hammer

4-11-2015 Victorian Tea

3-18-2015 Program: "Chicago: Candyland" with Leslie Goddard

12- 7-2014 Open House: "Christmas Through the Decades"

10-15-2014 Program: "1973 Ben Franklin Fire" with John Tobin

10-13-2014 Program: "Chicago Mob Murders" with Dr. Wayne Johnson

9-17-2014 Program: "Beyond Genealogy: Writing a Family History" with Jan Spaletto

5-21-2014 Program: "The Streets of Palatine" with Joe Petykowski

4-16-2014 Program: "The Mythical J. P. Moneybags"

4- 5-2014 Victorian Tea

3-19-2014 Program: "A Roadside History of Illinois" with Stan Banash

12- 8-2013 Christmas at Clayson

9-18-2013 Program: "A History of the Palatine Police Department" with Police Commander Mike Seebacher

10-17-2012 Program: "A Tale About the Palatine, Lake Zurich & Wauconda Railway" with Joe and Dan Petykowski

9-19-2012 Program: "Cook County Expressways and Tollways" with Andy Plummer

9- 7-2012 History Crawl

6-30-2012 July Fourth Float Honoring Co. E. 113th Ill Volunteer Infrantry, Civil War

6-24-2012 Garden Tour

12- 3-2011 Holiday Open House

10-19-2011 Program: "Stories and More Stories" with David Hammer

9-21-2011 Program: "Agatha Christie" with Betsey Means

9- 9-2011 History Crawl

8-27-2011 Booth at Palatine Street Fair

6-26-2011 Garden Walk

5-15-2011 Cemetery Walk

5-11-2011 Program: "Chicago Tunnel Story" with Bruce Moffat

3- 9-2011 Website created

12- 5-2010 Christmas Open House

9- -2010 Hillside Cemetery Restoration

10-21-2009 Program: "For What it's Worth" with Karl Gates appraising your antiques

4-18-2009 Historical Society Tea

3-18-2009 Program: "Chicago on Screen" with Sarah Marcus

6-29-2008 House and Garden Walk

5-21-2008 Program: "Yes Virginia, Sears DID Sell Barns" with Rebecca Hunter

5-18-2008 Cemetery Walk

4- -2008 Program: "Abraham Lincoln" with Brian Fox Ellis

4-18-2007 Program: "Notorious Outlaws in Illinois"

4-14-2007 Victorian Tea

12- 3-2006 Christmas Open House

9-10-2005 50th Year Celebration, Ice Cream Social

6-26-2005 Housewalk

5-18-2005 Program: "Scenes from the Past" with David Hammer

5-15-2005 Cemetery Walk

4-20-2005 Program: "Voices from the Past"

4- 9-2005 Tea Time

3-10-2005 Program: "Jane Addams: Worthy Choices" with Annette Baldwin

6-27-2004 House and Garden Tour

6- 6-2004 Program: "Scenes from our Past" with David Hammer

6-22-2003 House Walk

5-21-2003 Program: "The Civil War Comes to Illinois" with Ron Schinleber

5-18-2003 Cemetery Walk

9-18-2002 Program: "The Eastland Disaster"

7-15-2001 House and Garden Walk

5-20-2001 Cemetery Walk

7- 9-2000 House and Garden Walk

5-19-1999 Program: "Searching for Local History" with Craig Pfannkuche

5-16-1999 Cemetery Walk

4-10-1999 Victorian Tea

9-16-1998 Program: "Civil War Sword Collection" with Robert Ferro

3-18-1998 Program: "The Chicago & Northwestern Railroad"

8- 3-1997 First House and Garden Tour

5-15-1996 Program by "The Cemetery Lady", Helen Sclair

3-20-1996 Program: "Victorian Clothing" with Sandi Eileen

10-18-1995 Program: "The Oregon Trail" with the Schuldes

9-20-1995 Program: "Lighthouses"

4-30-1995 Antiquarian Book Fair

4-19-1995 Program: "Barns" with H. Wayne Price

3-15-1995 Program: "Those Were the Days Radio Players"

11-16-1994 Program: "Chicago Tunnels" with Bruce Moffat

8- -1994 Garage Sale

7- 2-1994 Civil War Living History Reenactment

5-18-1994 Program: "Fifteen Miles on the Erie Canal" with Frank Regan

5-15-1994 Cemetery Walk

5- 9-1994 Program: "The Underground Railroad"

4-23-1994 Antiquarian Book Fair

4-20-1994 Program: "The Ten Commandments"

9- -1993 Antique Show at Community Center

5-23-1993 Cemetery Walk

3-17-1993 Program: "The Shakers"

12- 6-1992 Holiday Open House

9-19-1992 Antique Show

5-21-1992 Program: "The Good Old Days" with David Hammer

9-21-1991 Civil War Encampment at Community Park

4-17-1991 Program: "An Evening with Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln" with Max and Donna Daniels

4-14-1991 Antiquarian Book Fair

4-21-1990 Antiquarian Book Fair

4-18-1990 Program: "Civil War Undertaking"

3-21-1990 Program: "Brandy Bunch Quartette"

11-15-1989 Program: "Indians" with Robert Parker Coffin

4-30-1989 First Antiquarian Book Fair

4-19-1989 Program: "The Palatine Prairie"

7- 6-1988 Tuesday Toilers Quilting Bee

10-21-1987 Program: Stories from the Great Lakes with Donald Hammer and Richard Murray

9-16-1987 Program: "Palatine, One Hundred Years of Incorporation" with Ward Smidl

4-29-1987 Program: "Trolleys"

9-20-1986 Antique Show and Sale at Sanborn School

9-21-1985 Antique Show and Sale at Sanborn School

9-19-1984 Program: "Century of Progress in Chicago in 1933" with Bob Wright

9-24-1983 Antique Show at Sanborn School

6- 4-1983 "Victorian Wedding Scene, A Flower Show at the Clayson House"

5-18-1983 Program: "If Quilts Could Talk" with Reta Schwisow

5-15-1983 HouseWalk (Tour A)

4- -1983 Program: "Mrs. Eli Lilly's Unusual Watches" with Gene Lehman

3- -1983 Program: "Just a Little Street, Etc." with Florence Parkhurst

2-16-1983 Program: "Sing-a-Long with Ken Spengler"

11-17-1982 Program: "An Early American Christmas" with Sharon Linder

11-13-1982 2nd Annual Christmas Botique

9-15-1982 Program: "A Link to the Past: Early American Pressed Glass" with Leona M. Lee

8- -1982 Used Book Sale

5-21-1982 Garage Sale and Book Sale

5-19-1982 Program: "Nancy Fortunato and her Watercolors of Palatine"

3-17-1982 Program: "Businesses in Palatine" with Ray Mills

2-17-1982 Program: "A Look at American Music" with Kenneth Spengler

11-18-1981 Program: "Herbs & Spices of Revolutionary Period" with Mrs. John Hall II

11-14-1981 Craft Sale: "Christmas Treasures"

10-21-1981 Program: "Historical Magic" with Howard Bamman

9-16-1981 Program: "Antique Cars" with Eugene Lehman

9-12-1981 Fabric Sale

7-14-1981 Carriage House Moved to Clayson House property

4-15-1981 Program: "Old Plum Grove and the Perpetuation of Old Plum Trees" with Ray Mills and LeRoy Lethman

3-31-1981 Program: "Schaumburg History" with Rev. John Sternberg

3-20-1981 Garage Sale to Save Carriage House

2-18-1981 Program: "Barrington History" with William Klingenberg

12- 6-1980 Program: "Christmas in Old Palatine"

11-19-1980 Program: "Learning Jewish and Roman History Through Ancient Coins" with Rabbi Hillel Gamoran

9-17-1980 Program: "Medieval History Thru Brass Tombstone Rubbings" with Mrs. Judith Brown

5-25-1980 Civil War Encampment at Palatine (Community) Park

5-21-1980 Program: Video tapes highlighting activities of the Historical Society during the year

3-19-1980 Program: "Sacred Heart Music of Early America" with the New Jerusalem Singers

1980 Program: "Early Township History" with Ray Mills and Florence Parkhurst

12- 1-1979 Christmas Floral Show

11-17-1979 Book Sale

11-14-1979 Program: "Native Illinois Victorian Plantings" with Marilyn Alaimo

10-17-1979 Program: "Handmade Automotive Tools of Yesteryear" with Herb Noftz

10- -1979 Cemetery Walk

10- -1979 Walking Tour of Old Buildings

10- 8-1979 Program: "Old Palatine" with Ray Mills and Florence Parkhurst

10- 7-1979 Clayson House Museum opens

9- -1979 Program: "The Lore and Legend of Long Grove" with Kay McElroy

5-28-1979 Clayson House opens to the public

5-16-1979 Program: "History of the Palatine Fire Department"

4-18-1979 Program: "Teaching in a One Room Schoolhouse" with Mary Csanadi

3-21-1979 Program: "History of Palatine High School" with Ray Mills

2- -1979 Program: "Pawnee Indians" with Mrs. Rose Buchanan

12- 3-1978 Tour of stained glass windows at the Methodist Church on N. Plum Grove Rd.

11-22-1978 Annual Used Book Sale

11-15-1978 Program: "Antique Telephones"

10-18-1978 Program: "Antique Clocks Around the World" with Eugene Lehman

10-14-1978 Book Sale

9-20-1978 Program: "Review of Palatine History" with Florence Parkhurst and Ray Mills

8-12-1978 Antique Show and Sale

4-19-1978 Program: "Pictures from our Attic" with Florence Parkhurst and Ray Mills

3-15-1978 Program: "Collecting and Enjoyment of Postal Cards" with William Galloway

2-15-1978 Program: "Abraham Lincoln" with Tom Trimborn

1- -1978 Program: "Shakers in America" with Jackson Keig

12-21-1977 Program: "Christmas in Early America" with Sharon Linder

11-16-1977 Program: "The Cooper's Art"

10-19-1977 Program: "Architecture of Chicago" with Ray Mills

9- -1977 Program: "Problems, Processes, Progress; the Restoration of Clayson House" with Wilbert Hasbrouck

8-14-1977 Housewalk

7-21-1977 Restoration Architect Wilbert Hasbrouck gives preliminary report on Clayson House restoration

5-21-1977 Book Sale

5-18-1977 Program: "Spring Sing"

4-20-1977 Program on Oral History: "What Was That You Said?" with Mrs. Esther Perica

3-16-1977 Program: "A Moment in Time, Old Photography (1839-1900) and Miniature Case Art, A Native American Art Form" with Mrs. Dorothy Kufcezvich

2-16-1977 Program: "Herbs in Early America" with Sharon Linder

1-19-1977 Program: "The Story of the Trolley Car" with Kenneth Spengler

12-15-1976 Program: "Winter Shadows Across This Prairie Village" with Mrs. Fred Oswald

11-17-1976 Program: "Palatine As It Was - the Lighter Side of Life from the 1920's through the 1940's" with Mrs. George Spies

10-20-1976 Program: "The Life and Times of the Civil War soldier" with Ward C. Smidl

9-15-1976 Program: "America's First Ladies" with Mrs. Barbara Fremd displaying 12" dolls

6-16-1976 Visit by Illinois State Library Historymobile

5-19-1976 Film: "Our Living History" depicts the work of the Illinois State Historical Society

5-15-1976 Palatine Bicentennial Ball

4-21-1976 Program: "History of the Palatine, Lake Zurich & Wauconda Railway" with Arthur Wildhagen

4- 7-1976 Library purchases and Park District agrees to maintain property at 224 E. Palatine Rd.

3-17-1976 Program: Barbershop Quartet The Clairvoyants

2-18-1976 Program: "Indian Lore of the Palatine Area" with Florence Parkhurst

1-21-1976 Program: "What Can You Reasonably Expect to Get from a Course in Genealogy?" with Mrs. Mary Louise Regan

12-17-1975 Program: "Art of Old Time Spinning" with Mrs. Diantha Greenwood and students

11-19-1975 Program: "Palatine's Early Buildings" with Priscilla Oswald

7-10-1975 Palatine Park District approves new tax for historical museum

11-22-1968 Program: "Palatine of an Earlier Era" with Arthur Wildhagen

5-12-1966 Program: "Who Was Who in Palatine in 1860 and 1880"

2-18-1964 Program: "Historical Lore" with Mrs. Milton Daniels

11-19-1963 Program: "The Indians of Northern Cook County" with Earl Past

9-24-1963 Program: "History of Comfort Lumber" with Wesley Comfort

4-23-1963 Program: "History of St. John United Church of Christ" with Daniel Bergman

11-11-1962 Commemoration of 100th Anniversary of the Civil War

3-20-1962 Program: "History of Palatine Families"

11- 6-1961 Program: "Encyclopaedia Britannica"

3- 7-1960 Program: "Preserving Local Historical Data"

3- 3-1958 Program: "Old Farms In and Around Palatine" with Walter Rennack

11- 5-1956 Program: "Excavation of a Late Prehistoric Indian Village South of Chicago" with Elaine Bluhm

9-17-1956 Program: "Palatine's Past" with Frank Danielsen

3- 5-1956 Program: "Palatine Memories" with Allen Bennett and Mrs. A. R. Kleinhans

12- 8-1955 Palatine Historical Society organized