Celebrate the Deerfield Area Historical Society's 50th Anniversary on May 20!


Celebrate the Historical Society's 50th Anniversary at their Jubilee event on Sunday, May 20, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Deerfield Historic Village. This event is kid-friendly and free for all ages. 

The Jubilee will feature tours of the Historic Village, games and activities for all ages including a petting zoo, food from Dear Franks and Italian Kitchen, music from District 109 bands and historic displays including the sign from the iconic Harry's Grill. For a full list of events, demonstrations and features, see below

All funds raised will go toward repairs and improvements to the historic structures, including the oldest building in Lake County, the Caspar Ott log house built in 1837. 

As a non-profit organization, all of the Society‚Äôs services, including the maintenance of the Historic Village, are made possible by membership dues and donations. 

This community event is made possible through a partnership between the Deerfield Area Historical Society, the Village of Deerfield, District 109 Schools, the Deerfield Public Library, the Deerfield Park District and the West Deerfield Township.

Schedule of Events

Events, Demonstrations & Features from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.:

  • Antique Deerfield Fire Truck
  • Antique Vehicles
  • Blacksmith
  • Boy Scout History Display
  • Carpentry
  • Community Information Tables
  • Flax to Linen Weaving Demonstration
  • Food from Dear Franks and Italian Kitchen
  • Games of Yesteryear for Kids
  • Guided Tours of Historic Village Buildings
  • Historic Deerfield Memorabilia
  • Historic Flag Display by the Deerfield American Legion
  • Petting Zoo
  • Popcorn Wagon
  • "Then and Now" Tours of Kipling School
  • Wool into Yarn Weaving Demonstration

Library Storytime in Schoolhouse:

  • 11:30 a.m.
  • 12:30 p.m.
  • 1:30 p.m.

Music from Kipling School:

  • 12 p.m. - Band
  • 1 p.m. - Orchestra
  • 2 p.m. - Chorus


Get more information or view the Facebook event here or contact David Fitzgerald-Sullivan at 847.719.7400 or by email.
Caspar Ott
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