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Saturday October 22, 2016 at the Cotillion

Join your neighbors, friends and others as we all celebrate Palatine’s 150th at the Palatine Sesquicentennial Gala on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at The Cotillion!

Cocktail hour will begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. Dinner will consist of soup, salad, family style chicken and beef and dessert. Wine will be included at the table.

Music and an opportunity to dance the night away will be provided by the 7-piece Bluewater Kings Band. Click here to learn more about the band: http://www.bluewaterkingsband.com/

A special Palatine 150 tribute video to honor our home town and its 150th birthday will also be featured, produced by Michael Noens at the Palatine Park District.

Space is limited, so purchase your tickets now!

Purchase your tickets online by clicking on the BLUE button below.

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Seating is limited but the fun will be unlimited.

Welcome to Palatine’s 150th anniversary website! Here you will learn about all of the events, activities and other initiatives planned to celebrate this historical milestone. You can also browse the timeline to learn more about the Village’s history, and be sure to visit our community partners and sponsor pages. The year 2016 will celebrate the Palatine Sesquicentennial!

District 15 Poster Contest Winners

1stPlace_4-6Grade Ava F. Grade 5 Marion Jordan
2ndPlace_7-8Grade Paula J. Grade 7 Sundling Jr. HS
3rdPlace_K-3Grade Jora U. Grade 3 Kimball Hill Elementary
1stPlace_7-8Grade Sam B. Grade 7 Sundling Jr. HS
2ndPlace_4-6Grade Mia L. Grade 4 Marion Jordan Elementary
3rdPlace_7-8Grade Ashley R. Grade 8 Plum Grove Jr. HS
1stPlace_K-3Grade Lily O. Grade 3 Lake Louise Elementary
2ndPlace_K-3Grade Dustin S. Grade 3 Kimball Hill
3rdPlace_K-3Grade Jora U. Grade 3 Kimball Hill Elementary
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As Palatine turns 150 years old in 2016, we cannot forget the history that brought us to this point. George Ela was the first white settler to claim roots to this area in 1835. He built a home which now is called Dear Grove north of Dundee Rd. and and west of Quentin Rd. He later moved to Lake County and became the postmaster of the Town of Ela. Clarinda Cady was the first white child born here. She was born in 1838. Her parents Ezekiel Cady and mother Adeline made the journey from Central New York State to start a new life in this area that was untamed and unsettled. The railroad came out this way in 1854. It was called the Illinois and Wisconsin Railroad. Palatine’s first depot was built in 1855. We have no pictures of it but some of the old-timers remember it as a an old railroad car. Now that he railroad was out this way it was easy to bring in supplies from Chicago.

April 2, 1866. Meeting of the resident voters of the town of Palatine, Cook County Illinois, at Slade & Shirdings Hall to hold a consultation in reference to incorporating said town in accordance with the provisions of the statutes of the state of Illinois.Meeting organized at seven o’clock PM by electing D. Newcomb chairman and R.S. Williamson secretary, after the subject had been discussed at some length, a vote was taken “that we proceed to incorporate said town.”

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To celebrate Palatine's Sesquicentennial, a number of events, activities and initiatives will be held throughout the Village's birthday year in 2016. The Palatine 150 Core Committee reached out to a cross section of organizations, government bodies and business leaders to join in on the celebration. The Palatine 150 website will launch in early February of 2016 - so look for updates on 2016 events, and even some history about our Real Home Town...stay tuned!
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Join @Palatine150 under the big tent at #PalatineRotaryOktoberfest Saturday for Family Day! The District 15 Poster Contest Winners will be recognized at 1pm near the big tent!
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The good 'ol days at Deer Grove Forest Preserve - used to be one of THE places for area residents to get some rest and relaxation.

Palatine is 150 Years old.

Happy Sesquicentennial!

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sat22oct6:00 pm- 11:00 pmPalatine Sesquicentennial GalaSesquicentennial Gala6:00 pm - 11:00 pm CST 360 S Creekside Drive · Palatine, IL 60074The Cotillion BanquetsEvent Organized By: Melanie SantostefanoEvent Type :Gala Event TagsBall,Dance,Extravaganza,Formal,Gala Till the event close!

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