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

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Outreach Programs

Bring the Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum to your school, community organization or your next meeting by booking one of our outreach programs.  The museum currently offers the following programs on the road:

  • The Brothers’ War is a 45 minute program examining the lives of 50 Grayslake area veterans of the Civil War through story and song.  It includes first-hand accounts of their engagements, plus rare images.  Executive Director Dave Oberg delivers this program in a Civil War uniform, just like those worn by area veterans.
  • The Old Ball Game is a hands-on program introducing participants to 1850s rules baseball (or base ball as it was called then).  Executive Director Dave Oberg delivers the program, dressed as a 19th century umpire.  Participants will learn the wildly different rules of the game, and will be instructed to cheer and jeer using Victorian baseball slang.  This program can be staged as a hands-on demonstration, or Oberg can actually officiate a 19th century ball game between rivals of any age.
  • In addition, the Executive Director is pleased to deliver lectures about ongoing and future initiatives at the Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum.  Contact Dave Oberg at 847-543-1745 or  to book your program. 

The Grayslake Historical Society provides a number of outreach programs as well, from a traveling trunk of hands-on artifacts to themed lectures.  For more information, call 847-223-7663 or e-mail .



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