Grayslake Historical Society

Grayslake Historical Society The Grayslake Historical Society is located in the Grayslake Heritage Center. 164 Hawley Street, Grayslake Email: [email protected] 847-223-7663
The Grayslake Historical Society was organized in 1976. The formation of the Society was the goal of the heritage committee of the Grayslake Bicentennial Commission. Since its founding, the group has been a viable part of the community
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01/14/2020

Still time to submit a story.

01/05/2020

The Museum is closed on Sundays.

12/31/2019
12/30/2019

The Museum is closed until noon on Thursday, January 2.
Call 847-223-7663 if you have guests who wish to see the exhibits.

12/29/2019

Last day to vote on the
Giving Trees

12/26/2019

The MUSEUM is open from noon to four today.
Gelatin t-shirts are for sale.

12/24/2019
12/20/2019

Still time to buy a
GRAYSLAKE GELATIN
T- shirt for
Christmas

12/19/2019

R I P
Society Member
John MacAulay

12/18/2019

Heritage Center Committee meeting tonight
7:00 pm

12/17/2019

R I P
Society Member
Duane Andrews

12/14/2019

Have you written a story of Grayslake?
500+ words
Start with family
Have a theme

12/12/2019

Shop, Vote, Learn
at the Grayslake History Museum

The Warren Alumni Choir stopped to visit Santa after their concert for the Grayslake Historical Society open house.
12/09/2019

The Warren Alumni Choir stopped to visit Santa after their concert for the Grayslake Historical Society open house.

Do Christmas shopping at the Museum.
12/09/2019

Do Christmas shopping at the Museum.

Things are so busy at the North Pole, Mr. and Mrs. Claus asked us to help with their laundry! They’re looking forward to...
12/07/2019

Things are so busy at the North Pole, Mr. and Mrs. Claus asked us to help with their laundry! They’re looking forward to seeing kids of ALL ages at the Grayslake Historical Society Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 🎅🏼🤶🏼

Join us  on Sunday for a festive afternoon.
12/05/2019

Join us on Sunday for a festive afternoon.

12/05/2019

Holiday Open House
Sunday, December 8
1:00 - 4:00
Santa, Food, Music, Crafts

The Grayslake Historical Society Giving Tree promotes the Gelatin exhibit in the first floor gallery of the Museum.  Com...
11/30/2019

The Grayslake Historical Society Giving Tree promotes the Gelatin exhibit in the first floor gallery of the Museum. Come to the Museum to see the tree and to view the exhibit.

11/29/2019

GIVING TREES EXHIBIT
OPENS TOAY
AT THE
MUSEUM

11/28/2019
11/27/2019

GIVING TREES EXHIBIT
OPENS
FRIDAY

Gelatin t-shirts for sale at the Museum  - $15.00
11/20/2019

Gelatin t-shirts for sale at the Museum - $15.00

11/15/2019

Museum is a busy place.
Giving Trees coming in
Exhibit committee meeting
Galleries open - noon to four

The Historical Society hopes to see you on Wednesday, November 13 at 7:00 pm in the Community Room of the Heritage Cente...
11/12/2019

The Historical Society hopes to see you on Wednesday, November 13 at 7:00 pm in the Community Room of the Heritage Center & Museum.

This building was completed in 1897 at the northwest corner of Center and Whitney Streets. It was a three story building then but is now a two story building. Through the years its has been the home of a department store, a hardware store and other businesses. At one time there was a community room on the second floor. Many residents remember the second floor as a great place to shop for toys at Christmas time. This building and others on the north side of Center Street will be remembered with stories on Wednesday, November 13 in the Community Room of the Heritage Center at 7:00 pm. The Grayslake Historical Society will lead the discussion and furnish refreshments for this free event.

The Grayslake Historical Society says
11/10/2019

The Grayslake Historical Society says

Stories of Grayslake, Keeping History Alive
11/07/2019

Stories of Grayslake, Keeping History Alive

This building was completed in 1897 at the northwest corner of Center and Whitney Streets. It was a three story building then but is now a two story building. Through the years its has been the home of a department store, a hardware store and other businesses. At one time there was a community room on the second floor. Many residents remember the second floor as a great place to shop for toys at Christmas time. This building and others on the north side of Center Street will be remembered with stories on Wednesday, November 13 in the Community Room of the Heritage Center at 7:00 pm. The Grayslake Historical Society will lead the discussion and furnish refreshments for this free event.

11/06/2019

Society Board Meeting Tonight
Members are welcome to attend. 7:00 pm in Community Room.

The Grayslake Historical Society was represented today at the Lake County History Symposium held at the Dunn Museum.
11/02/2019

The Grayslake Historical Society was represented today at the Lake County History Symposium held at the Dunn Museum.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN from the Grayslake History Museum.
10/31/2019

HAPPY HALLOWEEN from the Grayslake History Museum.

The Grayslake Historical Society passed out candy at the Heritage Center during Grayslake’s Downtown Trick or Treat even...
10/26/2019

The Grayslake Historical Society passed out candy at the Heritage Center during Grayslake’s Downtown Trick or Treat event.

10/26/2019

TRICK or TREAT
at the Museum
today - 11:00 to 1:00

10/24/2019

It is volunteers' work day at the Museum...behind the scenes. Galleries open noon to 4:00.

10/21/2019

RIP
Society Member
Betty Vares

10/18/2019

The Museum & Annex will be open during the Exchange Club breakfast at the Fire Station on Sun., Oct. 20.

10/14/2019

Grayslake Ghost Stories
will be told at the Park District’s Pumpkin Fest
Thurs. Oct. 17

10/13/2019

Great Cemetery Walk pictures in the
Lake County Journal

10/11/2019

Rainy Day Plans
Visit the G. L. Museum
Open Noon - Four

10/07/2019

Learn about
GREAT LAKES GELATIN
Wed. Oct. 9 - 7:00 pm
Refreshments - Free

The Grayslake Cemetery Walk was a great history lesson.  The Grayslake Historical Society hosted it and Strang’s Funeral...
10/07/2019

The Grayslake Cemetery Walk was a great history lesson. The Grayslake Historical Society hosted it and Strang’s Funeral Chapel sponsored it.

10/05/2019

Cemetery Walk
today at 1:30
and again at 2:30

09/29/2019

CEMETERY WALK
Sun. Oct. 6
1:30 & 2:30

09/28/2019

New Saturday hours
10:00 to 4:00
Visit the Museum while shopping at
Farmers Market

09/17/2019

G.C.H.S.
Alumni Coffee
10:00 AM
Sat. Sept. 21

Stories of Grayslake, Keeping History Alive
09/15/2019

Stories of Grayslake, Keeping History Alive

50 YEAR HISTORY
OF THE
GRAYSLAKE JUNIOR HIGH AND GRAYSLAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL

1968 - Referendum to build a junior high passed on fourth try.

1969 - Grayslake Junior High School opened for sixth, seventh and eighth grade students.

1983 - 1988 - Fifth grade classes held in the Junior High.

1988 - Avon School District 47 and Grayslake School District 46 merged.

1991 - Grayslake Junior High became the Grayslake Middle School.

1991 - Large gym added and front lobby area modified.

1993 - Materials Center named for Superintendent David Duffy.

1995 - Multipurpose room added.

1996 - North corridor and special rooms added.

2000 - Sixth grade students moved to Frederick School.

2018 - Solar panels added.

Address

164 Hawley Street, P O Box 185
Grayslake, IL
60030

General information

Museum hours: Wednesday - Sunday : noon to 4:00 PM Archives hours: Thursday : 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM Tours by appointment

Opening Hours

Wednesday 12:00 - 16:00
Thursday 12:00 - 16:00
Friday 12:00 - 16:00
Saturday 12:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(847) 223-7663

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Grayslake Central Honors World History students did some awesome work on this year's Curious Grayslake Project in conjunction with the Grayslake Historical Society. Thank you so much for your help with our students this year! The final project can be found here: