Welcome to the Grayslake Historical Society

Founded in 1976, the society is dedicated to promoting and preserving the Village of Grayslake’s pioneering history that has charted more than a century of progress.

Grayslake is located in central Lake County, Illinois about 40 miles north of Chicago and 14 miles west of Lake Michigan and is home to more than 20,000 people. Both long-time residents and first-time visitors are invited to explore this site and learn more about the society, the village and the Grayslake Municipal Historical Museum.

Hours of Operation


Wednesday through Sunday from Noon to 4:00 PM

During Grayslake Farmers Market hours (Wednesdays or Saturdays depending on the season)
During special events in the downtown area, such as pancake breakfasts, car shows, tree lighting, Summer Days and more



Thursdays from 11:00 PM to 4:00 PM
The archives are also open when the archivist is in the building.  Appointments can be arranged by calling 847-223-7663

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