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Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum

  1. Search and Share Genealogy Discussion Group

    September 3, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum

    On Wednesday, September 3 at 2 p.m., the Grayslake Historical Society will hold a Search & Share genealogy discussion group in the Archives. The public is invited to discuss genealogy roadblocks or their newest “I finally found it” story.

  2. Civil War Era Baseball Game in Hainesville

    September 7, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Union Square Park

    On Sunday, September 7 at 2:00 p.m., the Grayslake Athletics will play the Hainesville Harvestmen in nine innings of Civil War baseball at Union Square Park, near the corner of Patriot Drive and Haines Drive in Hainesville.

  3. Grayslake Historical Society Hosts Lecture about Local World War I Veteran's Experiences

    September 10, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum

    On Wednesday, September 10 at 7:30 p.m., the Grayslake Historical Society will host a special program by the Society’s President, Charlotte Renehan. Using letters, pictures and documents, Ms. Renehan will trace her father’s experiences from farm to France during World War I. Refreshments will follow the meeting. Free.

  4. Lake County Civil War Roundtable

    September 11, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum

    On Thursday, September 11 at 7:00 p.m., the Lake County Civil War Roundtable will host Frank Crawford at the Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum. Mr. Crawford will discuss new and exciting ways to research and study the American Civil War.

  5. Grayslake Historical Society to Host Alumni Reception

    September 13, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    On Saturday, September 13, from 1-3 p.m., the Grayslake Historical Society will host a reception for Grayslake High School Alumni in the museum’s community room. Penny Candy will be sold from the Old Dime Store Candy Case in the museum lobby.

  6. Annex Reopening and 60th Birthday Party for Wilbur the Fire Engine

    September 14, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum

    On Sunday, September 14 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., the public is invited to the Grand Opening of renovated Museum Annex. We will also be celebrating the 60th birthday of Wilbur, the Grayslake Historical Society’s 1954 fire engine. Cake will be served. Monetary gifts to restore Wilbur’s rear fender are suggested.

  7. Historian Mark Herman to Present Lecture about the Causes and Consequences of World War I

    September 17, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum

    On Wednesday, September 17, at 7 p.m., historian Mark Herman will present, Don’t Know Much about World War I? This lecture and PowerPoint presentation explores the origins of the war, America’s involvement and the ongoing ramifications of the peace treaty in the modern era. A perfect program for anyone who wants to learn more about the subject. Suggested donation: $3/adults, $1/children.

  8. Grayslake Heritage Center Foundation to Stage Pub Crawl Fundraiser

    September 20, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Check in at Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum beginning at 2:30 p.m.

    Pub Crawl Fundraiser The Grayslake Heritage Center Foundation will be holding a Pub Crawl Fundraiser on Saturday, September 20 from 3-7 p.m. Check in at the museum begins at 2:30. Participants will receive a souvenir T-shirt and visit five downtown establishments, all in walking distance from the museum. Each stop will feature a different storyteller, who will share the history of beer. Learn the fascinating story of a beverage that has been with us from the dawn of civilization, as our storytellers take you from Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia to the craft beer revolution of the modern age. Stops include: Abel’s, Charlie’s, Emil’s, Light the Lamp Brewery and The Vine. Cost is $25 per participant, with proceeds benefiting the museum and supporting future programs, exhibits and initiatives. Checks should be made payable to: Village of Grayslake Heritage Center Fund and sent to: Village of Grayslake, Attn: Dave Oberg, 10 South Seymour Avenue, Grayslake, IL 60030. Please RSVP

  9. Visit the Museum Tent at the Grayslake Farmers Market

    September 24, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Grayslake Farmers Market, Center Street Near Whitney

    On Wednesday, September 24, from 3-7 p.m., visit the museum’s tent at the Grayslake Farmers Market. Children will have the opportunity to make a toy biplane, commemorating the centennial of World War I.

  10. Grayslake Historical Society to Conduct Train Themed Bus Tour

    September 25, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM @ See description

    On Thursday, September 25, from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., the Grayslake Historical Society will present History on Track, an all-day bus tour of local museums which follows the old Wisconsin Central Railroad tracks from Antioch to Buffalo Grove, with stops at Lake Villa, Mundelein and Grayslake. Cost is $22/participant, with a registration deadline of September 18. Register through the Grayslake Community Park District, 847-223-7529 or www.glpd.com.

  11. Folk Musician Lee Murdock to Share Ghost Songs of the Great Lakes

    September 27, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Centennial Park

    On Saturday, September 27 at 6:30 p.m., folk Musician and storyteller Lee Murdock will perform ghost songs and stories of the Great Lakes at the community hearth in Grayslake’s Centennial Park. The park is located at the corner of Whitney and Center Streets. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic baskets for a night to remember. (Rain location: Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum, 164 Hawley Street). Suggested donation: $3/adults, $1/children.

Village of Grayslake Calendar

  1. Village Board Meeting

    September 2, 7:00 PM @ 10 S. Seymour Avenue

  2. Plan Commission/Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

    September 8, 7:00 PM @ Village Hall

  3. Economic Development Commission Meeting

    September 9, 7:00 PM @ Grayslake Village Hall

  4. Village Board Meeting

    September 16, 7:00 PM @ 10 S. Seymour Avenue