2014

April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November

April
Saturday, April 19, 2 p.m.
Alvin McGovern & Chris McIntosh - Folk Duo performingAmerican Ballads in the banjo and guitar. Location is in the Graue House.

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May

Sunday, May 4, drop-in beginnin at 2 p.m.
Make 'N Take Tin Punching -
$2.00 per person. Please bring your own hammer. Meet on the Graue House porch. Long ago, skilled craftsmen created works of art by punching holes into decorative patterns on tin. Stop by to learn the simple technique and make your piece of punched tin to take home.

Sunday, May 18, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
Sheep Shearing - Master sheepshearer Harold Davis will be here with a few of his flock in need of haircuts. Hourly sheep shearing demonstrations at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. No fee to view the shearing, regular museum admission fees apply.

Memorial Day, Monday, May 26 the Museum is open from 10:00 a.m.- 4:30p.m. Regular admission fees apply EXCEPT, AS A BLUE STAR MUSEUM, the Graue Mill and Museum will be waiving admission for MILITARY FAMILIES starting on Memorial Day.

Saturday and Sunday, May 31 and June 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Annual Fine Arts Festival. The lawn of the Mill is a perfect backdrop for more than fifty of the area's most talented artists who wille xhibit and sell a variety of art for the home and garden. The Festival features paintings, ceramics, hand-woven textiles, mosaics, pastels, stained glass, jewelry and photography. Admission to the Fine Arts Festival is free.


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June

Saturday and Sunday, May 31 and June 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Annual Fine Arts Festival.
The lawn of the Mill is a perfect backdrop for more than fifty of the area's most talented artists who wille xhibit and sell a variety of art for the home and garden. The Festival features paintings, ceramics, hand-woven textiles, mosaics, pastels, stained glass, jewelry and photography. Admission to the Fine Arts Festival is free.

Sunday, June 15, 2 p.m.
Harriet Beecher Stowe -Presented by actress Paddy Lynn. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy an outdoor first-person performance about the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin.


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July

Sunday, July 13, 2 p.m.
Dulcimer and Folk Music Performance - Masterful musicians from the South Suburban Dulcimer and Folk Music perform songs on traditional instruments.

Sunday, July 27, 2 p.m.
Clara Barton - Presented by actress Leslie Goddard.
Clara Barton earned fame as the first woman to serve as a nurse on the front lines of a battlefield. The living history portrayal includes Barton as a tireless worker who faced remarkable challenges in her quest to care for wounded soldiers. Learn about the medical conditions during the American Civil War and about the courage required for a woman who dared to brave the war's front lines.

The Mill will be open for the Fourth of July and holiday weekend! Bring the family.

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August

Sunday, August 17, 2 p.m.
The Roots of Americana - Musician Steve Justman will perform American Ballads on the banjo and guitar.

Saturday and Sunday, August 30 and 31, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Civil War Encampment .
Don't miss this favorite annual tradition when members of the 10th Illinois Regiment and their families spend the weekend on the Mill grounds, depicting what life was like in a Union military camp. Complete with authentic clothing, weapons and tools, this event will take you back in time to the 1860s. Experience black powder firing demonstrations and drills, cooking, toys, and crafts. The members of this regiment are excellent presenters who pay attention to historical accuracy and are extremely dedicated to creating a unique and unforgettable experience.

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September

Sunday, Sept. 7, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cornfest Family Fun Day.
Our popular family picnic returns! Enjoy hot dogs & hamburgers along with roasted corn on the cob, homemade pies, and sweet taffy apples. There will be plenty of entertainment, including games, races, and a fishing tournament for kids. The giant woodpile will be back, so kids can use hammers, nails, and paint to create whatever they want. There is no general admission fee, and tickets will be available for all food, drinks, and activities. Bruce Petsche will provide musical entertainmnet.

Friday and Saturday evenings, Sept. 26 and 27
Journey on the Underground Railroad .
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. Then, you will follow Hinsdale blacksmith John Coe on a journey down Salt Creek to Graue Mill. The Underground Railroad actually operated in Hinsdale, Oak Brook, Lyons, Downers Grove, and other nearby towns. Experience the sights and sounds of making your escape on the Underground Railroad.

"Journeys" begin at 6:00 p.m. (NOTE EARLIER TIME) and 7:30 p.m. Each lasts about an hour. Fee applies. Each Journey is limitedto 45 travelers. The entrance fee is $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for children. Bring a flashlight and dress for the weather because portions of the program take place outside. To make reservations please call (630) 920-9720 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Reservations will close Sept. 25th.

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October

Saturday, October 11th 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Wine Tasting Event - This event is the Graue Mill and Museum's primary fundraiser. All proceeds benefit the Graue Mill and Museum. Tickets are $175.00 per person. Reservations are limited and must be made in advance. Please contact the Executive Director, Whitney Templeton at (630) 920-9720 x22 to request an invitation. The Fine Wines of Far Niente are presented by Jim Doehring and Delicious Gourmet Pairings from Butterfield Kitchen are presented by Robert Butterfield.

Saturday, October, 18 Beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Annual Girl Scout Day at Graue Mill
- You Must Register with the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicagoland and Northern Indiana.

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November

Sunday, November 9
Graue Mill closes for the season.
If you miss your last chance to purchase cornmeal, don't worry. We sell cornmeal all winter. Call (630) 920-9720 to arrange for pick up.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Nov. 14, 15, and 16
Christmas at the Mill Holiday Boutique.
The Mill and the Graue House will be open for a special holiday shopping event to get you in the christmas spirit! Talented local artists will be selling handcrafted Christmas decorations, unique jewelry, stained glass, pottery, and handwoven and knitted items. Specially selected ornaments, other great decorative items, and stocking stuffers will be for sale in the Mill's gift shop. Decorated Christmas trees and strolling carolers add to the fun. Santa will stop by on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Friday is a ticketed Benefit Night from 6 to 9 p.m. Wine, cheese, and light refreshments will be served.

Saturday and Sunday sale hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

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Schedule subject to change without notice.


Your Gateway to the Past, Graue Mill and Museum is a not-for-profit volunteer organization supported by admissions, memberships and contributions. The Mill, located on York Road just north of Ogden Avenue in Oak Brook, Illinois, is open 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM daily - closed Mondays, except Holiday Mondays. Admission is $4.50 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2 for children 4-12, free for children 3 & under. Call (630) 655-2090 or (630) 920-9720 for more information.


This page was last revised on: February 20, 2013

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