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.
Saturday & Sunday, June 4th and 5th, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.- our wonderful ANNUAL FINE ARTS FESTIVAL!!!! Fabulous local artists will exhibit at the Mill. For inquires, please contact Sandra Brubaker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, July 10th, 2:00 p.m. - Letters from the Oregon Trail will be presented by actress Paddy Lynn.
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.