224 E. Palatine Rd • Palatine, Illinois 60067 • 847.991.6460
George H. Clayson House Museum & Library
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
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, and a Cemetery Walk.
Tuesday • 9:00am-4:00pm
Thursday • 9:00am-4:00pm
Sunday • 1:30pm-4:30pm
Facility Closed: July 3, September 2
Sunday, May 20 • 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Hillside Cemetery off Smith Road north of Colfax
Admission: $5 adults, $4 society members, $2 children ages 7-15
Enjoy guided tours of the cemetery as actors play the role of Palatine residents from Palatine’s past. Tours start every 10 minutes with the last tour beginning at 3:30pm. Tickets for admission will be available at the Cemetery on the day of the event. All funds collected will be donated to the Cemetery Restoration.
For tour and educational program information, call Museum Supervisor Marilyn Pedersen at firstname.lastname@example.org 847.991.6460.
George H. Clayson House Museum and Library
224 E. Palatine Road
Palatine, IL 60067