Programs and Events



Summer Fun at the Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum

Now Open on Sundays! Take advantage of our hands-on children’s area and air conditioning this summer.

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!

New Exhibit Opening June 24 at 10:00 AM:  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.

Grayslake Historical Society Programs:

Grayslake Historical Society Search and Share Genealogy Group
Join local genealogists in the museum’s Archives 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.

Grayslake Heritage Center Programs:

Vintage Baseball, Away Game
On Sunday, June 11 at 2:00  PM the Grayslake Athletics will play 19th century rules baseball against the McHenry County Independents. The ball field is located at 3125 Barreville Road, Prairie Grove IL 60012.  Learn the wildly different rules and cheer on your Athletics using victorian era baseball slang.  Huzzah!

Meet Alice Paul
Alice Paul worked tirelessly for women’s rights, organizing the first picketing demonstrations outside the White House and enduring imprisonment in the name of suffrage.  Actress Leslie Goddard will share her story on June 17 at 7:00 PM.  Bring your lawn chairs and picnic baskets to Centennial Park, located at the corner of Whitney and Center Streets.  Rain location:  Grayslake Heritage Center and Museum.

Lake County Folk Club Concert
The museum will host the Lake County Folk Club on Sunday, June 18 at 7:00 PM featuring Small Potatoes with opener Jack Kennedy.  Tickets:  General Audience $18, Seniors $15, Lake County Folk Club members $13. The museum will be open before and after the concert.

West Coast Cool Jazz Concert
On Saturday, June 24 from 200 to 4:00 PM, enjoy the Mike Flack Octet at the Grayslake Arts Fest in downtown Grayslake.  Visit our tent from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM for hands-on history and fun.

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