Programs and Events



Fall 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.

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.

Holiday Open House
Be sure to visit the museum on Sunday, December 10 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM for the Grayslake Historical Society’s annual Holiday Open House.  Enjoy children’s crafts and refreshments.  The Warren High School Alumni choir will perform at 2:00 PM and Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be available for photographs in the Historical Society’s vintage sleigh from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.

Grayslake Heritage Center Programs:

Lake County Folk Club Concert
On November 19 at 7:00 PM enjoy a performance by the Lake County Folk Club, featuring LJ Booth and Chris Kokesh.  General Audience $18, Seniors $15, Lake County Folk Club members $13.

Boughs and Bows
Get into the holiday spirit Friday, November 24 5:00-8:00 PM with a festive display of holiday wreaths in the Heritage Center courtyard, then come inside for the Grayslake Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Holiday Market.  Each Boughs and Bows wreath was created by a local nonprofit and can be bid upon between November 24 and December 10.  Proceeds will be split between the creators and the Grayslake Historical Society.  Winners will be announced at the Holiday Open House.

Lake County Folk Club Concert
On Sunday, December 17 at 7:00 PM the museum hosts a concert by the Lake County Folk Club featuring Tricia Alexander.  General Audience $18, Seniors $15, Lake County Folk Club members $13.

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