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Posted on: May 8, 2018

Canceled: Deerfield Area Historical Society Jubilee - May 20

Caspar Ott Cabin

Update: Due to inclement weather, the Jubilee has been canceled.

Thank you to everyone who provided support for the Deerfield Area Historical Society.

If you’d like to provide a donation to the non-profit organization, you can find information on how to do so at


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’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
  • Blacksmith
  • Boy Scout History Display
  • Carpentry, Original Cordless Drill – try your skills
  • Community Information Tables
  • Cotton Candy Machine
  • Flax to Linen, from seed to shirt demonstration
  • Food from Dear Franks and Italian Kitchen
  • Games of Yesteryear for Kids
  • Guided Tours of Historic Village Buildings
  • Historic Deerfield Memorabilia
  • Historic American Flag Display and retired American flag collection box
  • Petting Zoo
  • Popcorn Wagon
  • Wool into Yarn, spinning wheel demonstration

Library Storytime in Schoolhouse:

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

Music from School District 109 Students:

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

"Then and Now" Tours of Kipling School:

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


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

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