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Pioneers and Settlers

Travel back in time as we celebrate the 19th Century and all its wonder. Each summer, the Colonel Palmer House creates a fun, interactive and informative event featuring a topic of the era such as farming, transportation, the Civil War and more. Our costumed staff will make you feel like you were there! Each Summer Sunday is held rain or shine from 1-4 PM and is free to everyone.

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Visit an era of pioneers and settlers as McHenry County changes from a rugged frontier into a rapidly growing cluster of farms and villages. Experience life on the trail inside a covered wagon and see what the first settlers found in this new land. Who were the early settlers? Where did they come from? What legacy did they leave?



Sunday, July 15 from 1 pm to 4 pm




660 e Terra Cotta Rd, Crystal Lake, IL, United States

Pioneers and Settlers
660 e Terra Cotta Rd, Crystal Lake, IL, United States

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