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Tuesday, April 17th - Mill opens for the season

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Sunday, May 20th - MASTER GARDENERS (from the University of Illinois Extension) Make your CORN HUSK DOLL. $5.00 includes material and instruction.

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Saturday and Sunday, June 2nd and June 3rd 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sevententh Annual Fine Arts Festival. The lawn of the Mill is a perfect backdrop for more than forty 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.

Sunday, June 24th 2:00 to 4:00 - SALT CREEK BOYS - Enjoy an eclectic blend of Roots, Rock and Americana.

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Friday, July 20, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Craft Beer Tasting - Graue Mill and Museum is partnering with SavWay Fine Wines & Spirits for our annual Craft Beer Tasting! We have over 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 $50.00 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. D MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER TO PARTICIPATE.

Sunday, July 29th, 2 p.m.
Master Gardeners (from the University of Illinois Extension) - This lecture will take place out-of-doors on Monarchs - Our Native Butterflies and the Pollinator Friendly Plants Growing at Graue Mill.

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Friday and Saturday evenings, August 24 & 25, 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.

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Saturday and Sunday, September 1st and 2nd, 10:30 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 16th 11:30 - 4:00 Cornfest Family Fun Day - The Mill's annual family picnic featuring food, fishing, the giant wood pile, fun music and an all around great time!

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Saturday, October, 20th Beginning at 2:00 p.m.
Annual Girl Scout Day at Graue Mill
- Leslie Goddard will perform Louisa May Alcott.
You Must Register with the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicagoland and Northern Indiana: www.girlscoutsgcnwi.org

Thursday, October 25th, 6:30pm-9:30pm. ANNUAL WINE TASTING EVENT. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

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Sunday, November 11th
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 Saturday and Sunday, November 17th & 18th from 10:00 - 5:00.

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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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