Each summer, the Crystal Lake Park District along with the Crystal Lake Historical Society and City of Crystal Lake host Summer Sundays at the Colonel Palmer House located at 660 E. Terra Cotta Road in Crystal Lake. The Colonel Palmer House is open year round and is a historic building housing built in 1858 that sits on five acres of open land. The property is what remains of the 300 acres once owned by an early McHenry County pioneer and farming family—the Palmers. The Palmer home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and provides the perfect setting for ongoing Victorian teas, many school educational events and historic presentations.
The Colonel Palmer House gets close to 500 people attending each summer event. We were wondering if anyone from the IVBA would be available to have a Blacksmith presentation/demonstration at any of our Summer Sundays held June 3rd, July 15th or August 12th. Each Summer Sunday is from 1-4 pm but we could be flexible if someone was only able to be present for part of the event.
If you have questions or are interested in attending, please contact Sherri Van Vlierbergen at 815-459-0680, Ext. 1218.