Limited Seats Available for Mother Daughter Tea on April 28

Tue April 9, 2019

Spring has sprung at the Colonel Palmer House in Crystal Lake! On Sunday, April 28, 2019, the Crystal Lake Park District will again present their very popular Mother-Daughter Tea at the Colonel Palmer House located at 660 East Terra Cotta Avenue in Crystal Lake. Grandmas, moms and aunts will find that this afternoon tea is a delightful way to welcome spring with a special granddaughter, daughter or niece. Mrs. Palmer’s parlors come to life as costumed staff serve guests a quaint luncheon tea. A special presentation by Barbara Peterson of Attic Window and Heirloom Doll Hospital in Walworth, WI shares her collection of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women” doll sets made by Madame Alexander Doll Company.  Girls (ages 4 & up) in attendance are encouraged to bring their favorite doll and all guests are encouraged to wear their finest hat. For more information contact Ashley Palazzo at or 815-477-5873.  


Limited space is available for this popular event for seating at 2:30-4 pm (code #241905-02. Register in advance online at or in person at the Crystal Lake Park District Administrative Office, One East Crystal Lake Avenue, Crystal Lake. Resident Fee: $25 per person.


The Colonel Palmer House was built c.1858 by settlers Gustavus and Henrietta Palmer. Located on its original site, the home was entered in the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. Currently the home is maintained by the Crystal Lake Park District and is home to the Crystal Lake Historical Society.