Leave Nothing on the Field: A Brief History of Sports in Grayslake
This limited engagement show explored the stories of past local athletes, from professionals to amateurs and examined how the role of sports in American society has changed over time. Colorful personalities, such as former Chicago Bear Jim McMillen and former New York Mets pitcher Jay Hook were included. A special section of the exhibition focused on the role of Title IX in sports history.
Photograph courtesy of the Grayslake Historical Society
Northern Illinois Quilt Show
The Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum joined other museums to participate in the Northern Illinois Quilt Show in 2011. Working with Sew Bee It, the museum presented stunning quilts from the 1930s to the present, with a special section showing visitors how to make a quilt.
Putting Our Community on the Map
The Grayslake Historical Society's rare maps took center stage in this exhibition representing more than 175 years of history. From the earliest Native American settlements and paths to modern roads and familiar landmarks, visitors saw first-hand how this community grew and changed over time.
Map Courtesy of the Grayslake Historical Society
It's a Wonderful Life in Grayslake
Local collector Richard Goodson loaned the museum his memorabilia from the iconic film, It's a Wonderful Life, for a stunning holiday display. The exhibition included rare cast photos, call sheets, lobby cards, the story that inspired the film and even Jimmy Stewart's
and Community: The Girl Scout Story
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts of America, Cookies, Camping
Behind the Brush: A Celebration of Three Grayslake Artists
This exhibition featured works by three local artists: Charles Oglesby Longabaugh (1884-1944), Willadene L. Nicholas (1910-2007) and Jean Korell, a local artist still painting at the age of 95. The 23