Our Mission

Our mission is to preserve & protect the Dole Mansion and Lakeside Arts Park property for community use in a natural & historic setting.

Indoor Market+ at The Dole

The Farmers Market+ At The Dole opened this summer bringing the freshest locally sourced fruits, vegetables, flowers, and delicacies, and more to Crystal Lake. Over 60 small business owners participated…Read More >

Season of Gratitude

Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” At The Dole,…Read More >

History of The Dole

The Dole Mansion is a Victorian-era Romantic Italianate manor built-in 1865 for Charles Sidney Dole, an influential grain baron and ice harvester. With the purchase of 1000 acres, Lakeland Farms…Read More >

Crystal Lake Mayor declares Joe Diamond Day

In mid-November, Crystal Lake Mayor Haig Haleblian stopped by the Dole Mansion this week to present the “America’s Greatest Mind Reader” award to the resident artist, Joe Diamond. At the…Read More >