CURRENTLY THE MILL IS CLOSED TO VISITORS - The Graue Mill and Museum renovations are happily underway, with an anticipated reopening mid-summer this year. Our summer events will continue at the Graue House and grounds with some special additions.
The Frederick Graue House is always available for event rentals.
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 x27.
Sunday, July 10th, 2:00 p.m. - Letters from the Oregon Trail will be presented by actress Paddy Lynn.
Friday, July 15th, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.- Craft Beer Tasting Festival. Graue Mill and Museum is partnering with SavWay Fine Wines & Spirits for our first-ever Craft Beer Tasting! We have a total of 15 breweries participating with a total of over 50 different beers/ciders as well as food. This event is expected to sell out, so purchase advanced tickets by mailing a check for $45.00 per person (covers all food and beverages) to Graue Mill & Museum, 3800 York Road, Oak Brook, IL, 60523. You must include your email address; we will email your receipt. Due to construction we cannot be reached by telephone. MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER TO PARTICIPATE!!!!
Christms 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 the first week of June. 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.