Heritage Tour

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Annual Heritage Tour
Annual Heritage Tour is held on the second Sunday of June.




2016 Heritage Trolley Tour June 12th!  Come out and experience the fun!

Every year the Crystal Lake Historic Preservation Commission creates a new trolley tour highlighting local history. On Sunday, June 12th, the trolley will visit the neighborhoods around the original 1840 village of Crystal Lake. The tour will highlight the historic details of buildings as well as personal stories about their owners, builders, and the community.

Timed, round-trip tickets are now available for $12 at Heisler’s Bootery, 50 N. Williams Street. On the day of the tour, any remaining tickets will be available for $15 at the downtown Crystal Lake gazebo.

Participants will receive a keepsake tour book with articles and vintage photographs. Tours board at the gazebo from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Purchase tickets early so you don’t get left behind! Questions? Call 815.479.0835.

The Annual Heritage Tour is a celebration of a designated neighborhood's history and architecture. Each subsequent year, the tour stitches together another piece of Crystal Lake's history, the long term goal being to assemble a comprehensive history of the City. Past tour booklets are available for sale at the ticket booth or for reference at the public library.

Revenue generated by the tour is the single source of revenue for the Commission. The money is used throughout the year for preservation activities and for funding the grant program.

If you would like to volunteer or see a particular neighborhood featured in next year's Heritage Tour, join us at one of our monthly meetings on the first Thursday of the month at the 7:30 pm at the Municipal Complex or email emaxwell@crystallake.org.

Previous Heritage Tours

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