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164 Hawley Street
Grayslake, IL 60030
(847) 543-1745 ph
(847) 223-4821 fx

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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. Focus on Illinois celebrates the Illinois Bicentennial with a showcase of images that represent our state taken by local amateur and professional photographers.  The museum’s Annex houses numerous agricultural implements, as well as 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 p.m. for a lively discussion on researching family history. Share your own stories or come for advice from other genealogists.

Family Fun at the Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum

Make plans to visit the Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum this summer.  Highlights include:    
      
  • July 14 at 10 AM - Saturday Kids! Happy Birthday
    Join the Grayslake Historical Society for an old-fashioned birthday party for America and the state of Illinois. 
  • July 14 from 12 to 4 PM - Tales Unveiled Exhibit Opening
    Our newest exhibit reveals the secret stories hidden inside Grayslake artifacts.  The museum exhibit committee has uncovered historical facts previously unknown about objects in the collection.
  • July 19 from 12 to 4 PM - 200th Day Celebration
    In honor of the Illinois Bicentennial, join us for a day full of fun games and activities themed to the number 200! There will be surprise event at 2:00 p.m.
  • July 21 at 10 AM- Objects Unveiled
    The Grayslake Historical Society invites the public to share an object. The object can be a family object with a story or an unique item to guess. Light refreshments are available during the discussion. The Tales Unveiled exhibit will be open following the program.
  • July 25 from 3 to 7 PM - Heritage Center at the Grayslake Farmers Market
    Look for the bright yellow Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum booth during the Grayslake Farmers Market!
  • July 29  at 7 PM - Folk Club Concert
    Join us for a benefit concert hosted by the Lake County Folk Club. This event will be a Board Member Showcase. Admission is a free-will donation. All proceeds from this special concert will be donated to the Grayslake Heritage Center and Grayslake Historical Society.       

For more information, visit us on the web at www.grayslakeheritagecenter.com, call us at 847-543-1745 or email us at . For more information about the Grayslake Historical Society, visit www.grayslakehistory.org, call 847-223-7663 or email .

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