A new series of programs comes to the Colonel Palmer House this fall. Join us on selected Fridays in September and October to “Lunch and Learn” in the historic home located at 660 E. Terra Cotta Ave in Crystal Lake.
Laurel Mellien, a local historian and Crystal Lake Historical Society board member kicks off the series with her look at photographic memorials on Friday, Sept 6th from 12:00- 1:30. Placing a photographic memorial on cemetery markers is a very old tradition which started soon after the invention of photography. The Chicago area is a treasure trove of these headstones with photographs attached. Laurel’s program includes examples from different religious and ethnic groups that use these memorials. The photographic images not only memorialize the deceased but also the fashion of the Edwardian Era. Large hats and beautiful wedding veils of this time period are highlighted in many photographic memorials.
Other scheduled programs for the “Lunch and Learn” Series include:
Friday, September 20: Nancy Fike uncovers the mysteries behind the evolution of “Domestic Science.”
Friday, October 11: Diana Kenney “Traces our History through Postcards”
Friday, October 18, Craig Pfannkuche reveals the secrets to “Digging Grandma’s Privy”.
Price for program includes a delicious boxed lunch. Preregistration is required through the Crystal Lake Park District. Register online at www.crystallakeparks.org. Program Fee: $15 per program, Resident Discount Fee: $10 per program. For further information contact Mary Ott at (815) 477-5873, or via email email@example.com