Celebrate the Deerfield Area Historical Society's 50th Anniversary at the Jubilee on September 30!


Celebrate the Historical Society's 50th Anniversary at their Jubilee event on Sunday, September 30, 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, live music 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’s 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
  • Boy Scout History Display
  • Carpentry: Original Cordless Drill – try your skills
  • Community Information Tables
  • Cotton Candy Machine
  • Farm Animals
  • Flax to Linen Weaving Demonstration
  • Food from Dear Franks and Italian Kitchen
  • Games of Yesteryear for Kids
  • Guided Tours of Historic Village Buildings
  • High Wheel Bikes
  • Historic Deerfield Memorabilia
  • Historic Flag Display and retired American flag collection box
  • 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.


  • 12 p.m. - Hummers & Strummers
  • 1 p.m. - Deerfield Family Theater presenting "Little Shop of Horrors"

Antique Appraisals:

  • 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.


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