2018 Programs and Events

Winter Fun at the Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum

Exhibit: A Good Time Was Had By All Exhibit
Learn about dances so packed with people the floors had to be reinforced from below and about what was thrown on the homecoming bonfires.  You can build a parade float or play Atari in the exhibit.  A good time will be had by all!

Exhibit: The Lure of Gray’s Lake
You know our town was named for it, but what else do you know about Gray’s Lake?  Our latest exhibition dives into the lake’s science, sports, people, places and adventures.  Little lake lovers will get hooked on our hands-on kid activities.

Bicentennial Photography Contest
2018 marks the Illinois bicentennial and we’re inviting amateur and professional photographers alike to share images that represent Illinois! Completed entries must be submitted by 4:00 PM on Saturday, February 24 and will remain on display through November 3, 2018.

Grayslake Historical Society Programs:

Search and Share Genealogy Group
Join local genealogists the first Wednesday of each month at 2:00 PM for a lively discussion on researching family. Share your own stories or come for advice from other genealogists.

Saturday Kids! Traveling Basket
On Saturday, January 13 at 10:00 AM families are invited to put their hands on the past as members of the Grayslake Historical Society share artifacts from their Traveling Basket.

Grayslake Heritage Center Programs:

Meet Harriet Tubman
Join us January 15 at 2:00 PM on your day off from school as we learn about Harriet Tubman.  Reenactor Pamela Welcome will share Harriet’s life as a conductor of the Underground Railroad and spy during the Civil War through stories and songs.

Grayslake Arts Alliance Fine Arts Show
On Saturday, January 20 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM stop by the museum to enjoy a display of art created by local artists as well as artist demonstrations and refreshments. Come be inspired!

Folk Concert
The museum hosts a concert by the Lake County Folk Club on Sunday, January 21 at 7:00 PM featuring Barbara Silverman & Colby Maddox, with opener Wattle & Daub. Tickets: General Audience $18, Seniors $15, Lake County Folk Club members $13. The museum will be open before and after the show.

For more information about the Grayslake Historical Society, call 847-223-7663 or email charenehan@aol.com.  For more information call us at 847-543-1745 or email us at mpoe@villageofgrayslake.com. For more information about the Grayslake Heritage Center and Museum, click here to visit the Village of Grayslake website