CURRENTLY THE MILL IS CLOSED TO VISITORS - The Graue Mill and Museum renovations are nearly complete! Our summer events will continue at the Graue House and grounds with some special additions.
Re-Opening Tuesday, August 2nd - See you then!!!
The Frederick Graue House is always available for event rentals. After you have read all pertinent information under the "Graue House" heading, please call 630-920-9720 x12 to check available dates.
We are busy booking group tours and field trips during the months of September through November 6, 2016. Please contact Cathy Kolessar, Director of Operations at 630-920-9720 x13.
Sunday, July 31, 2:00pm. Cornhust Doll Make N'Take. This is a FREE event. This event is presented by the Graue Mill and Museum in partnership with the Master Gardners (from the Universithy of Illinois Extension).
Journey on the Underground Railroad. Friday and Saturday evenings, August 26 & 27, 6:30pm and 8:15pm. Rain or Shine!
Children and adults can experience what it was like to be a passenger on the Underground Railroad. This theatrical experience begins with a skit in which passengers will meet the legendary Harriet Tubman. Tickets are $15.00 for Adults/$10.00 for children. Payment by credit card or check will be accepted. Please call 630-920-9720 between 10:00 am - 4:00 pm to make reservations.
Christmas at the Mill (CAM) returns in 2016 and will be held November 11,12 & 13. All applications are hard copy and will be mailied out. If you would like an application, please email the Executive Director, Whitney Templeton, your address. She will then mail you an application. WTempleton@grauemill.org.
summer morning in 1852, Fred Graue entered his mill and turned
the wheel that opened the sluice gates outside. Water from
Salt Creek rushed into the millrace and the wooden waterwheel
began to turn for the first time. It would turn the machinery
that would grind grain for the next seventy years.
Today, Graue Mill is the only operating waterwheel gristmill
in the Chicago area.