George H. Clayson House Museum and Library
The Clayson House was constructed as a residence in 1873 by George Clayson, a nurseryman who served on the Palatine Village Board. It has been jointly owned by the Palatine Park and Library Districts since 1976, and is the home of the Palatine Historical Society. Its restoration was undertaken as a bicentennial project by the citizens of Palatine Township and the Palatine Historical Society. Clayson House was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 21, 1979 and open to the public on October 7, 1979.
Palatine Historical Society
The Palatine Historical Society is dedicated to the collection, preservation and exhibition of local history and memorabilia. The Palatine Historical Society offers a variety of meetings and special events throughout the year including a Holiday Open House, Victorian Teas, a History Crawl in downtown Palatine, and a Cemetery Walk.
- Tuesday, 9:00am-4:00pm
- Thursday, 9:00am-4:00pm
- Sunday, 1:30pm-4:30pm
- Closed: November 24, December 25, and January 1
For tour and educational program information, call the Museum at 847-991-6460. If you are interested in volunteering, call Marilyn Pedersen at 847-991-6460.
224 E. Palatine Rd
Palatine, IL 60067
Phone: 847-991-6460; Fax: 847-963-0605