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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06/03/2020

Trivia Question:
What year was the Grayslake Historical Society formed?

05/31/2020

Trivia Question:
Who was/What was the Country Squire?

05/29/2020

Trivia Question:
How many bowling alleys has Grayslake had?

05/27/2020

Trivia Question:
How many village halls has Grayslake had?

05/25/2020

Trivia Question:
What eatery was once a blacksmith shop?

Many people visited Grayslake’s Memorial Park to remember and honor the fallen.
05/25/2020

Many people visited Grayslake’s Memorial Park to remember and honor the fallen.

Stories of Grayslake, Keeping History Alive
05/25/2020

Stories of Grayslake, Keeping History Alive

The Grayslake Cemetery dates from the 1840s if reinterment are included. There are no plots available so veterans from recent conflicts are not buried here.
Records document that the following wars are remembered: War of 1812 - 2; Spanish-American War - 1; Civil War - 18; World War I - 6. Source “Absent But Ever Present” plus archival notes. Grayslake Boy Scouts have placed flags on the graves.

05/25/2020
Stories of Grayslake, Keeping History Alive
05/24/2020

Stories of Grayslake, Keeping History Alive

Former Grayslake resident Bert Jacobson has been in news following his burial at Arlington National Cemetery. He was on board the Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor and went down with it on December 7, 1941. Following DNA identification his remains were buried in the National Cemetery. Here is some personal info about this hometown hero:
Herbert Barney Jacobson was born October 9, 1920 to Mabel and Barney Jacobson. The family lived at the southwest corner of Seymour and Park Avenues in Grayslake. He attended Grayslake Grade School and Warren Township High School in Gurnee. After being stationed at Fort Dearborn in Michigan he shipped out on the Oklahoma bound for Hawaii. His siblings included Marie Jacobson Carlson, Norma Jacobson McDonald and Stanley Jacobson. (Information from the Grayslake Historical Society Archives)

05/23/2020

Trivia Question:
What wars are remembered in the Grayslake Cemetery?

05/21/2020

Trivia Question:
What year did the Grayslake Junior High become GMS?

05/21/2020

Trivia Question:
What year did the Grayslake Junior High become GMS?

05/19/2020

Trivia Question:
In what state is William M. Gray buried?

05/17/2020

Trivia Question:
What street/road/highway
was a plank road?

05/15/2020

Trivia Question:
Where was/What was
Touchdown Field

05/13/2020

Trivia Question:
Who deeded land for the Grayslake Cemetery?

05/11/2020

Trivia Question:
How many referendums did it take to get Grayslake Junior High School?

05/10/2020
May 10, 2020 Grayslake Farmers Market Newsletter

May 10, 2020 Grayslake Farmers Market Newsletter

The success and sustainability of the Market will depend on Market vendors and shoppers following the established COVID 19 Guidelines.  Please click on the Safe Shopper Guidelines link below for a complete listing of shopper requirements.

05/10/2020

The
GRAYSLAKE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
wishes you a
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
Make it a historic one.

05/09/2020

Trivia Question:
For whom or what is Burton Street named?

Grayslake’s World War II honor roll was in the then vacant lot at the southwest corner of Center and Whitney.
05/08/2020

Grayslake’s World War II honor roll was in the then vacant lot at the southwest corner of Center and Whitney.

05/07/2020

Trivia Question:
Who was Grayslake’s
first banker?

05/05/2020

Trivia Question:
Where was/is the Silver Saddle?

05/03/2020

Trivia Question:
Who was/is Grayslake’s baby doctor?

The windows of the Grayslake Historical Society at the Heritage Center are displaying images of early scenes of Grays La...
05/02/2020

The windows of the Grayslake Historical Society at the Heritage Center are displaying images of early scenes of Grays Lake.

05/01/2020

Trivia Question:
What year did Grayslake Community High School open?

04/29/2020

Trivia Question:
How many times did the Grayslake lumber yard burn?

04/27/2020

Trivia Question:
Where was/is Parker’s Landng?

04/25/2020

Trivia Question:
Where was “Pete’s” Park?

04/24/2020

When strolling the streets of downtown Grayslake, check out the windows of the Heritage Center and the Historical Society.

04/23/2020

Trivia Question:
Who is Clio?

04/21/2020

Trivia Question:
What was/ Where was
Bob’s Bend?

04/19/2020

Trivia Question:
What are/Who were
Hawley, Whitney & Webb?

04/17/2020

Trivia Question:
What epidemic sparked the creation of Potter’s Pool?

Address

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

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

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

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(847) 223-7663

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when was the Sears mansion/ Country Squire built?
Is this Wilbur?
1976.
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: