Dearly Departed -

Scandal, Vengeance and an Untimely Death 

SOLD OUT! - Photos at bottom of this page

Friday, October 21 & Saturday, October 22

Timed performances will be scheduled to start every 15 minutes from 6PM to 8:00PM

$8 Adults / $5 Seniors (65+) & $5 Children (under age 12)

Click here to see photos and information from last year's "Dearly Departed".

Last year's smash-hit, sold-out presentation of "Dearly Departed" is returning this year with a new twist.

Guests will enjoy a 45-minute presentation through the Colonel Palmer House as historians enact a wake and investigation into the circumstances which caused an untimely death in our community.  A local scandal from 1879 unfolds as you move through the historic home.  Meet community members, be part of an inquest, and then visit the fortune teller to learn of the final outcome.

This is a timed and ticketed event with reservations required.

To purchase Dearly Departed tickets:

Check schedule for available times (this information will be updated daily):

Friday, October 21


Saturday, October 22


Reservations and payments can be made two ways:

Call our office at 815-455-1151 to reserve your tickets.  If leaving a message, please include your name, phone number, # of tickets requested and tour date & time.  You will receive a return phone call verifying availability and instructions for payment.  Once payment is received your tickets will be mailed to you.

Reserve and pay for your tickets online by using our Online Store option.  Please be certain to include your name, phone number, # of tickets requested and tour date & time.  You will be contacted with verification of information.  Once payment is cleared your tickets will be mailed to you.  (Please note: online payments can be made with a major credit card or with a PayPal account).

For additional information, please call Sandy Price at 815-455-1151 or email us at

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See photos from the 2010 "Dearly Departed" presentation:


Never fear, Crystal Lake's favorite gossip made her return to this year's "Dearly Departed" offering her wit, charm, and opinions!