Upcoming Programs

New Programs and Events

Amazing Exhibitions

Visit the museum for great exhibitions that appeal to all ages. Embracing Change: The Growth of Grayslake explores our community's history from the earliest years to the present. Tales Unveiled reveals the secret stories hidden inside Grayslake artifacts, as told by the artifacts themselves. The museum's Annex houses the Grayslake Historical Society's collection of oversized artifacts and agricultural implements, including an 1890s hearse and a kerosene wagon.

Search and Share Genealogy Group

Join the Grayslake Historical Society and local genealogists in the museum's Archives on the first Wednesday of the month at 2 PM for an hour-long discussion on researching family and local history. Share your own stories or come for advice from other genealogists.

Saturday Kids!

Look for a free Saturday Kids! program on the second Saturday of each month.

Family Fun at the Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum

Make plans to visit the Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum this winter! Highlights include: 

  • Through December 12 - Vote at the Heritage Center
    The Heritage Center is the place to vote on your favorite downtown holiday window display.
  • Through December 30 - Grayslake Giving Trees
    See a festive display of trees decorated by local nonprofits illustrating their mission. Visitors are encouraged to vote on their favorites with their dollars, with proceeds split between the organizations and the Grayslake Historical Society. 
  • December 3 from 3 to 6 PM - Bicentennial Celebration 
    Monday, December 3 is Illinois' 200th anniversary! Stop by between 3 and 6 PM to join us for activities celebrating Illinois statehood.
  • December 5 at 2 PM - Search & Share Genealogy
    Join the Grayslake Historical Society and local genealogists for an hour-long discussion on researching family and local history. Share your own stories or come for advice from other genealogists.
  • December 9 from 1 to 4 PM - Grayslake Historical Society's Holiday Open House
    Join us for children's crafts, refreshments, and music at the museum! The Warren Township High School Alumni Choir will perform at 2 PM, and Santa Claus will be available for photos in the Society's vintage sleigh from 1 to 4 PM. 
  • December 16 at 7 PM - Folk Concert featuring Kerry Patrick Clark
    The museum hosts a concert by The Lake County Folk Club featuring Kerry Patrick Clark with Dan Sylvester. Tickets: General Audience $18, Seniors $15, Folk Club Members $13.

For more information, visit us on our Grayslake Heritage Center Website, call us at 847-543-1745 or email us. For more information about the Grayslake Historical Society, visit the Grayslake History Website, call 847-223-7663 or email us.

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