Programs and Events



Spring Fun at the Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum

Constructing a Community Exhibit
Starting January 16, explore the architecture and history of Grayslake homes, businesses and public buildings through rare photographs and artifacts.  Children are invited to draw their home and add it to our big map of Grayslake.

A Good Time Was Had By All Exhibition
On March 25 a new exhibition premiered exploring the history of entertainment in Grayslake. Learn what the people of Grayslake have done for entertainment through the years. The places and events that people enjoyed during their leisure time will be explored using images, artifacts and stories. You can build a parade float or play Atari in the exhibit!

Grayslake Historical Society Programs:

*CANCELLED* Historical Society Program: The Edwards Family
Wednesday, May 10 at 7:00 PM.  Every family has a history.  The pioneer Edwards family history includes an asphyxiation, a law suit, politics and wealth.  Using images and stories, Grayslake Historical Society board member Linda Willhite will share her extensive research on this intriguing family. Refreshments. Free. Program will be rescheduled.

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:

*CANCELLED* Lake County Civil War Roundtable
On Thursday, May 11 at 7:00 PM, the Lake County Civil War Roundtable will hold a discussion about common funeral practices during the Civil War.  All are welcome to attend.  THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES.

The Concert You Need to Go To
Friday, May 12 at 6:00 PM. Don’t miss this musical extravaganza featuring talented performers from Grayslake North High School.  Bring your picnic baskets and lawn chairs and join us at Centennial Park at the corner of Whitney and Center Streets.  The concert features Slam Funk, the school’s Motown group , as well as the Pirate Choir and Pulse a cappela!

Art Show:  Mayfest
On Saturday, May 20, 12:00 to 5:00 PM, join us for Mayfest, an outdoor fine art and music event put on by the Grayslake Arts Alliance, in the courtyard of the Heritage Center.  Enjoy an afternoon with art by Alliance members, an art demonstration, music, a family art activity and refreshments.

Lake County Folk Club Concert
The museum will host the Lake County Folk Club on Sunday, May 21 at 7:00 PM, featuring Dangerous Folk with opener Jim Schramm.  Tickets:  General Audience $18, Seniors $15, Lake County Folk Club members $13. The museum will be open before and after the concert.

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