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Sunday, April 24, 2 p.m.
Leslie Goddard will perform Rachel Carson for EARTH DAY. Location is in the Graue House.

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Sunday, May 22, 2:00
Sheep Shearing - Master sheepshearer Harold Davis will be here with a few of his flock in need of haircuts. Sheep shearing demonstration at 2:00. No fee to view the shearing.

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Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and June 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Fifteenth 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 will exhibit 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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Sunday, July 10, 2 p.m.
Letters from the Oregon Trail - Presented by actress Paddy Lynn. This is the story of one family's amazing journey westward in 1853. Share in the family's daily struggles for survival.

Friday, July 15, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Craft Beer Tasting - 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!!!!

Sunday, July 31, 2 p.m.
Cornhusk Doll Make N' Take

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Friday and Saturday evenings, August 26 & 27, 6:30 and 8:15p.m.
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.

Tickets cost $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for children. Please call the Graue Mill to make reservatiions: 630-655-2090.

Sunday, August 28, 2 p.m.
Tin Cremona - Mid 19th Century Music with a Civil War aspect. Period dressed performers will play the banjo, tambourine & tin whistle.

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Saturday and Sunday, September 3 and 4 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.

Sunday, September 11th 11:30 - 4:00 Cornfest and Grand Re-Opening

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Saturday, October, 15 Beginning at 2:00 p.m.
Annual Girl Scout Day at Graue Mill
- Leslie Goddard will perform Martha Washington
You Must Register with the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicagoland and Northern Indiana: www.girlscoutsgcnwi.org

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Sunday, November 6
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.

Christmas at the Mill Holiday Boutique will take place on Friday, November 11th, Saturday, November 12th and Sunday, November 13th.

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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: March 18th, 2016

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