Palmer's Puzzles Drop In Fun at Colonel Palmer House

Mon June 7, 2021

The staff at the Crystal Lake Park District Colonel Palmer House has planned some special 100 Year Anniversary Fun! Be sure to stop by these FREE, family fun and educational opportunities.

Palmer’s Puzzles Drop In Fun

We have something new at Colonel Palmer House- Palmer’s Puzzles! The year is 1921 and a vote has been called by concerned Crystal Lake citizens to determine if the Crystal Lake Park District will be formed to preserve land for public use. If the vote does not go through, the Consumer Ice Company will hold ownership over Crystal Lake and the land surrounding it, denying its use to local citizens. Will you be able to ensure the future of the CLPD?


The Colonel Palmer House needs your help to solve a series of puzzles leading to the ballots for the vote. Stop by the Colonel Palmer House beginning June 1 to test your puzzle-solving skills!

Colonel Palmer House Hours

660 E. Terra Cotta Ave, Crystal Lake

Tu-Fri, 11 AM - 5 PM, Sat, 10 AM - 4 PM


100 Years of Fun Special Event

Sat, July 10, 11 am-3 pm

Exhibits, games, crafts, activities to celebrate a century of parks and recreation

FREE, just drop in

Questions: contact Ben Johnson at