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Grayslake Heritage Center Foundation to Stage Pub Crawl Fundraiser
Join us for a Pub Crawl Fundraiser on Saturday, September 20 from 3-7 p.m. Check in at the museum begins at 2:30. Cost is $25/participant, wtih proceeds supporting future programs, exhibits and initiatives. Learn the history of beer at five fun stops! Read on...
Grand Reopening for Museum Annex and 60th Birthday Party for Wilbur the Fire Engine
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. Read on...
Grayslake Heritage Center to Host Program about Causes and Consequences of World War I
On Wednesday, September 17, at 7 p.m., historian Mark Herman will present, Don’t Know Much about World War I? This lecture explores the origins of the war, America’s involvement and the ongoing ramifications of the peace treaty in the modern era. Read on...
Ghost Songs and Stories at 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. Suggested donation: $3/adults, $1/children. Read on...
Grayslake Historical Society to Stage Cemetery Walk
On Sunday, October 5, the Grayslake Historical Society will stage its annual Living History Tour of the Grayslake Cemetery. Tours begin at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. This year’s tour features seven World War I veterans or their relatives. Read on...
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September 17
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.

September 20
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

September 24
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.

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