We will re-open Tuesday, April 18th, 2017.
Need a holiday Gift? Help lay the path between the Mill and the restored Graue House by purchasing a commemmorative brick. The link to order is to the left. The bricks will be installed right before opening day in April, 2017.
WE ARE HAPPY TO SHIP CORNMEAL ON OR AFTER NOVEMBER 15TH. THE WEATHER MUST BE COOL SO THE CORNMEAL DOES NOT SPOIL IN TRANSIT.
To order cornmeal, please email Cathy Kolessar, Director of Operations after, November 10th at CKolessar@grauemill.org.
The Frederick Graue House is always available for event rentals. After you have read all pertinent information under the "Graue House" heading, please email WTempleton@grauemill.org to check available dates
We are busy booking group tours and field trips in 2017 beginning on Tuesday, April 18. Please call the Mill: 630-655-2090 or email Cathy Kolessar, Director of Operations at: CKolessar@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.