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World War I Exhibit Opens at Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum
The museum is hosting an exhibit exploring Grayslake's role in World War I. The show shares stories of local soldiers and sailors, as well as tales from the home front. It includes a recreated trench and an audio station featuring letters from veterans.
Grayslake Giving Trees Display Opens November 28
On Friday, November 28, stop in between noon and 8 p.m. for a first look at the Grayslake Giving Trees. Local community organizations have been invited to share their message by decorating a tree. Trees will be on display through the end of December. Read on...
A Brief History of Beer
On Tuesday, December 2 at 7 p.m., Heritage Center Director Dave Oberg will discuss the history of beer at Light the Lamp Brewery, 10 N. Lake Street. This lecture will trace the history of beer from the ancient world to the craft beer revolution of today. Read on...
Grayslake Historical Society to Host Holiday Open House
On Sunday, December 14 from noon-4 p.m., the Grayslake Historical Society will host a holiday open house. Visit Mr. and Mrs. Claus, view a vintage sleigh, enjoy holiday treats, participate in children’s crafts and listen to the music of the season. Read on...
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November 28
On Friday, November 28 from noon-8 p.m., the public is invited to the premiere of the second annual Grayslake Giving Trees initiative. Local non-profit and community organizations will share their message by decorating a tree in accordance with their mission and areas of service. The public is invited to vote for their favorites with their dollars, with proceeds split between participating agencies and the Grayslake Historical Society. The museum will also be hosting the Grayslake Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Holiday Market that evening.

December 2
On Tuesday, December 2 at 7 p.m., Grayslake Heritage Center Executive Director Dave Oberg will conduct a lecture about the history of beer at Light the Lamp Brewery, 10 North Lake Street. This half hour lecture will trace the history of beer from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia to the craft beer revolution of the modern era, with time at the end for questions and discussion. Grab a beer and a bar stool and enjoy the story of a beverage that is as old as human civilization, and perhaps a little older.

December 3
On Wednesday, December 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.

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