Grayslake Historical Society in Grayslake, Illinois

Popularity:#6 of 16 Historical Societies in Lake County#52 of 226 Historical Societies in Illinois#582 in Historical Societies

Grayslake Historical Society Details

Address, Phone Number, Fax Number, and Hours for Grayslake Historical Society, a Historical Society, at Hawley Street, Grayslake IL.

Name
Grayslake Historical Society
Address
164 Hawley Street
Grayslake, Illinois, 60030
Phone
847-223-7663
Fax
805-237-9225
Hours
Wed-Sat 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

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About the Grayslake Historical Society

The Grayslake Historical Society, located in Grayslake, IL, is a local organization dedicated to studying and preserving the history of Grayslake. The Historical Society fosters an appreciation of the past, with an emphasis on local history. In addition to collecting and preserving historical artifacts, photographs, and personal stories, the Historical Society conducts research into local Lake County families and businesses, which they present to the public through exhibits. The Historical Society also provides public historical records.

You may contact the Historical Society for questions about:
  • Grayslake Historical Society exhibits and events
  • Finding Grayslake public records
  • Grayslake historical center discounts
  • Genealogy research in Grayslake, IL
  • Making a donation
  • Volunteering
Grayslake Public Records

The Historical Society collects historical records in Lake County including genealogy records. Many of the records in the Historical Society collection are available to the public. The Historical Society can also connect visitors with Grayslake museums, historical archives, and other sources of historical records. Contact the Historical Society for information about locating public records or conducting genealogy research in Grayslake.

Local Grayslake History

In Grayslake, the Historical Society specializes in local history. Working with other organizations and institutions, the Historical Center helps preserve local institutions, historic buildings, and historic neighborhoods. It also preserves the history of different groups of people in Grayslake. In collaboration with Illinois Historical Societies, the Grayslake Historical Society ensures that historic preservation ordinances, historic districts, and preservation guidelines are established and enforced.

Events & Exhibits

The Historical Society offers exhibits and events centered on Grayslake history. These programs provide historical information about Grayslake communities, businesses, and history. In addition to visiting the Historical Society to see exhibits, the Grayslake Historical Society offers online content, including historical photographs, articles, and materials on local history.

Historical Society Donations & Funding

Donations and fundraising make up a significant part of Grayslake Historical Society funding. The Historical Society receives support from the Illinois state government, businesses, and universities, as well as private donations. Fundraisers, such as tours of IL historical sites, sponsored talks, and historical reenactments, help support the Historical Society. Contact the Historical Society for more information about donations and funding.

Volunteering for the Grayslake Historical Society

The Historical Society relies on volunteers for many events and programs. These volunteers help run educational programs, provide research assistance for visitors using the Historical Society collection, and perform outreach at Grayslake schools.

Contact the Grayslake Historical Society

You may contact the Grayslake Historical Society by calling 847-223-7663, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Grayslake Historical Society, 164 Hawley Street, Grayslake, Illinois, 60030.