The Graue Mill and Museum is open Tuesday - Sunday from 10:00am - 4:30pm.

Sunday, May 7th is SHEEP SHEARING at the Mill. This is a FREE event! See you there at 2:00pm.

The Mill's Annual Fine Arts Festival will take place on Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th, 2017. In order to receive an application please email Sandra Brubaker at

The Frederick Graue House is always available for event rentals. After you have read all pertinent information under the "Graue House" heading, please email to check available dates

We are busy booking group tours and field trips in 2017 concluding on Sunday, November 12th. Please email Cathy Kolessar, Director of Operations at:

One 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.

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