Chaplin Creek Village

Chaplin Creek Village Chaplin Creek Village was founded and supported by the Franklin Grove Area Historical Society. It sponsors events and the grounds are open to the public.
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Chaplin Creek Village is an evolving, full-scale historical restoration project depicting a prairie settlement typical of the middle 19th century. The village is being developed around a crossroads as many small communities did at that time. The name for the village, "Chaplin", comes from the first settlement in the area, which was just north of the historic site at the intersection of Lahman and State streets in the Village of Franklin Grove.

Mission: The Franklin Grove Area Historical Society was founded to establish, promote and maintain a society dedicated to the study and preservation of our area history. The Society’s function is to research, collect, preserve, and display any artifacts, documents or lands, which illustrate and reflect the Franklin Grove area heritage. The Society endeavors to make its possessions, property and materials readily accessible with discretion, to those who wish to study and examine it.

the October muzzleloader's pumpkin shoot
11/05/2019

the October muzzleloader's pumpkin shoot

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11/05/2019

Chaplin Creek Village's cover photo

Chaplin Creek Village
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Chaplin Creek Village

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Chaplin Creek Village's cover photo

Chaplin Creek Village
11/03/2019

Chaplin Creek Village

10/13/2019

Thank you Karen Rasmussen Vlasaty, for organizing the trip to Heritage Canyon in Fulton, today, Scott and I enjoyed it and found it very inspiring. It was good to see Mike Tucker.

10/04/2019

The Zombie Ride at Chaplin Village has been cancelled this weekend 10/4& 5. Due to flooding at the site, Standing water and mud ankle deep. The site is closed.

10/01/2019

Zombie ride this weekend! Price $5 per person. held in our Chaplin Creek Village, put on by the Franklin Grove Park and Recreation Committee, to help fund park activities as well as helping Chaplin Creek Village, Come and support both organizations!!

Chaplin Creek Village
09/19/2019

Chaplin Creek Village

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09/03/2019

Chaplin Creek Village's cover photo

morning at Chaplin
09/03/2019

morning at Chaplin

Kristina
08/24/2019

Kristina

First we want to thank everyone who contributed to our success in the 2019 donation to the Shriners children’s hospital!
This makes our hearts full!! Here are some pictures of the donation ceremony!

Thank You MSK Golf Cars !
07/21/2019

Thank You MSK Golf Cars !

Chaplin Creek Village
06/26/2019

Chaplin Creek Village

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06/26/2019

Chaplin Creek Village's cover photo

2019 festival
06/16/2019

2019 festival

Chaplin Creek Village
05/26/2019

Chaplin Creek Village

05/26/2019

Chaplin Creek Historic Village is a project of the Franklin Grove Area Historical Society. An evolving prairie settlement typical of the middle 19th century located SW of Franklin Grove on Whitney Road.
The village is developing around a crossroads as many small communities did at that time. The crossroads is the intersection of Timothy and Taylor, Timothy being the EW road and Taylor the NS road.

The name for the village, "Chaplin", comes from the first settlement in the area which was just north of here at the intersection of Lahman and State streets in Franklin Grove. For further information on the early history of Franklin Grove, visit our face book page.

As of today, several buildings have been relocated here from the surrounding area as a core for the development.;
First was a Blacksmith Shop moved in from Ashton.
Next came a Saltbox Style house that was built in the middle 1800's from west of Rochelle.
This was followed by a typical Country School from north of Ashton. Several smaller buildings have been added since with the latest addition being an English Style Barn which was relocated from Kane County. It was torn down in the fall of 1999, repaired, and raised as a demonstration during the 2000 Summer Harvest Festival.

The site is the home of the Franklin Grove Area Historical Society and the Chaplin Creek Muzzle Loaders.
Several special events occur during the year, most notably, the Summer Harvest Festival which is part of a community wide celebration.
Come visit our unique little village.

05/16/2019

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05/16/2019

Welcome to Chaplin Creek Village #1

05/15/2019

chaplincreek.com is not our website any longer. The information is wrong. Our current social media is face book.

05/13/2019

Historical Society Meeting 6:00pm Tuesday May 14. Franklin Grove Library, Try to attend,

05/10/2019

DON'T USE [email protected] FOR AN EMAIL CONTACT, WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF GETTING THIS FIXED, BUT THE HISTORICAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE SITE IS GOOD . WILL KEEP YOU INFORMED.

Chaplin Creek Village's cover photo
05/03/2019

Chaplin Creek Village's cover photo

Chaplin Creek Village
05/03/2019

Chaplin Creek Village

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONThe Independence Day Celebration features reenactors who depict the reading and represent th...
04/27/2019

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

The Independence Day Celebration features reenactors who depict the reading and represent the delegates who sign of the Declaration of Independence. This annual event takes place on the 4th of July and starts at 9:00am at Chaplin Creek Village and celebrates the founding of the United States of America.

04/27/2019

Chaplin work day postponed, Rain, Rain, Go Away, Day will be rescheduled.

04/20/2019

Chaplin Creek Muzzleloaders
A group of local antique and historic gun collectors that call their home Chaplin Creek Village in Franklin Grove, Illinois.
Al Kleinstiver [email protected]
630-664-6757

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04/12/2019

Chaplin Creek Village's cover photo

03/28/2019

39th Chaplin Creek Historical Society Craft/Vendor Show
Saturday & Sunday August 3rd 4th 9 am - 3:30 pm
1715 Whitney Rd. Chaplin Creek, Franklin Grove, ILL 61301
Welcome to this year's first Craft/Vendor show! This is a Franklin Grove Area Historical Society sponsored show/fundraiser and is very well attended.
We are haviing this event in August to give the shoppers the opportunity to buy early for the Holidays.
A fee of $25 for one day and $30 for two days is due when reserving a space for the
show. Spaces are approximately 10x10. Bring your own table and chairs and tents but you must stay within your area or purchase more than one spot.
Please make check or money order payable to: Franklin Grove Area Historical Society.
You have a choice of which day and Fee is $25/1 day or $30/2 days is first come first serve. Deadline is July 21st. No refunds will be given for this event. Retain a copy of this form as your receipt.
Vicky Horton 612 E Bradshaw St Dixon IL 61021
For any questions, please call Vicky (815) 440 8595
Name___________________________________________________________
Address_________________________________________________________
Phone_______________________ Email_____________________________
Category Circle: Craft Vendor Which Day Circle: Sat. Sun Both
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Franklin Grove Area Historical Society shall not be responsible for any injury or loss that may arise or come to the exhibitor, his employees, or representatives of his goods for any cause what so ever while at the site. The exhibitor agrees that he/she will hold Franklin Grove Area Historical Society, its officers,directors, and
agents, harmless against and in respect to any and all damages, loss, liability cost or expenses including but not limited to reasonable attorney's fee and court costs resulting or arising from or incurred in connection with the exhibitor. In addition, the exhibitor at any time, including time to set up and dismantle the exhibitor's displays and products, and that the Franklin Grove Area Historical Society shall be released from any and all such liabilities and responsibilities.
Signature: _______________________________________
Mail to:
Vicky Horton
612 E Bradshaw St 815-440-8595
Dixon, IL 61021

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laundry

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June 20110

Army recruitment

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June 2010

2015 festival pictures taken by B,Logan
02/03/2019

2015 festival pictures taken by B,Logan

2015 festival pictures taken by B,Logan

02/01/2019

Made it through the polar vortex🤩

01/24/2019
winter in the village
01/22/2019

winter in the village

Chaplin Creek Village
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Chaplin Creek Village

Chaplin Creek Village
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Chaplin Creek Village

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Chaplin Creek Village's cover photo

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1715 Whitney Rd
Franklin Grove, IL
61031

Telephone

(815) 456-2382

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