The Graue Mill and Museum is open every Tuesday - Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. November 9th is the final day the Mill is open for regular visits. Christmas at the Mill (CAM) will be held Friday evening, November 14th (opening night benefit) from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. (cost is $12.00). Saturday and Sunday, November 15th and 16th CAM will be in full swing from 10:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. wwill be in f
We are busy booking group tours and field trips for the 2014 season. Please contact Cathy Kolessar, Director of Operations at 630-920-9720 x27.
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.