Crystal Lake Historical Society
When the State of Illinois was established, what is now McHenry County was unchartered and was inhabited primarily by Native Americans, trappers and traders. Join us as we celebrate the 200th birthday of our state and meet the adventurers who explored and surveyed our land, making it safe for settlers to arrive in the following decades.
Toluca Coal Mine Association
Walk through seven gardens in the community of Toluca and shop at the Art Fair and Farmer’s Market on the grounds of the Toluca Coal Mine "The Jumbo."
In a traditional New Year’s Eve celebration dating back to 1722, the La Guiannee singers will visit houses and Fort de Chartres in the early French town of Prairie du Rocher and sing for the residents. As part of the tradition, the residents provide refreshments for the singers at each stop.
Fort de Chartres State Historic Site
presents a weekend of colorful clothing, hand-made crafts, period music and delicious food when the annual Winter Rendezvous returns Saturday, November 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, November 4, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Les Amis du Fort de Chartres is hosting the fundraising event “Friends of the Fort Summer Ball”. Eighteenth century music and dance calling will be provided by a live band. Period dress encouraged but not required. Food is allowed to be brought in but alcohol must be purchased at the bar. This event is open to all. Let’s gather together for some midsummer fun, have a great time while supporting Fort de Chartres.