Graue Mill and Museum

Graue Mill and Museum, the only operating waterwheel grist mill and homestead in the Chicago area, is dedicated to maintaining a bridge between past and present generations in the belief that understanding our history is vital to our future. The Museum provides programs that include milling, spinning and weaving and living history presentations, as well as artifacts which illustrate the way of life of area residents between 1850 and 1890 and the impact mills such as Graue Mill had on our culture.

contact info

Hrs: Tue.-Sun. 10AM-4:30PM.

School

Students begin their visit with a short walk around the grounds, while a docent explains the importance of the dam, and the workings of the mill race and waterwheel. They will view a demonstration of the basic milling process using Miller Graue’s 160-year-old buhrstones, and have a chance to try their hand at grinding corn using Native American methods. Costumed volunteers will demonstrate spinning and weaving, and discuss life during the Civil War. Students can also see a short presentation about slavery and the Underground Railroad.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
Ways of Life, Heritage, Slavery, Underground Railroad, Civil War, Agriculture

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 20 min. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Fax. Food Options: Bring your own. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Living History Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Two hundred thousand Civil War soldiers were boys no older than 16, and an estimated 300 women were brave enough to disguise themselves as men and fight in the war. The average soldier weighed only 145 pounds due to poor diet, long marches, disease, and tough living, and earned between $13-$16 per month. Reading about these facts is interesting, but actually living them makes the information come alive. Living History Centers can allow students to experience how people lived during important historical eras, including enlisting as a soldier during the Civil War.

View Lesson Plan>>

Graue Mill and Museum

Graue Mill and Museum, the only operating waterwheel grist mill and homestead in the Chicago area, is dedicated to maintaining a bridge between past and present generations in the belief that understanding our history is vital to our future. The Museum provides programs that include milling, spinning and weaving and living history presentations, as well as artifacts which illustrate the way of life of area residents between 1850 and 1890 and the impact mills such as Graue Mill had on our culture.

contact info

Hrs: Tue.-Sun. 10AM-4:30PM.

Camp

Campers begin their visit with a short walk around the grounds, while a docent explains the importance of the dam, and the workings of the mill race and waterwheel. They will view a demonstration of the basic milling process using Miller Graue’s 160-year-old buhrstones, and have a chance to try their hand at grinding corn using Native American methods. Costumed volunteers will demonstrate spinning and weaving, and discuss life during the Civil War. Campers can also see a short presentation about slavery and the Underground Railroad.

topics covered:
Ways of Life, Heritage, Slavery, Underground Railroad, Civil War, Agriculture.

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 20 min. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Fax. Food Options: Bring your own. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Living History Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Two hundred thousand Civil War soldiers were boys no older than 16, and an estimated 300 women were brave enough to disguise themselves as men and fight in the war. The average soldier weighed only 145 pounds due to poor diet, long marches, disease, and tough living, and earned between $13-$16 per month. Reading about these facts is interesting, but actually living them makes the information come alive. Living History Centers can allow students to experience how people lived during important historical eras, including enlisting as a soldier during the Civil War.

View Lesson Plan>>

Graue Mill and Museum

Graue Mill and Museum, the only operating waterwheel grist mill and homestead in the Chicago area, is dedicated to maintaining a bridge between past and present generations in the belief that understanding our history is vital to our future. The Museum provides programs that include milling, spinning and weaving and living history presentations, as well as artifacts which illustrate the way of life of area residents between 1850 and 1890 and the impact mills such as Graue Mill had on our culture.

contact info

Hrs: Tue.-Sun. 10AM-4:30PM.

Home School

Students begin their visit with a short walk around the grounds, while a docent explains the importance of the dam, and the workings of the mill race and waterwheel. They will view a demonstration of the basic milling process using Miller Graue’s 160-year-old buhrstones, and have a chance to try their hand at grinding corn using Native American methods. Costumed volunteers will demonstrate spinning and weaving, and discuss life during the Civil War. Students can also see a short presentation about slavery and the Underground Railroad.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
Ways of Life, Heritage, Slavery, Underground Railroad, Civil War, Agriculture.

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 20 min. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Fax. Food Options: Bring your own. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Living History Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Two hundred thousand Civil War soldiers were boys no older than 16, and an estimated 300 women were brave enough to disguise themselves as men and fight in the war. The average soldier weighed only 145 pounds due to poor diet, long marches, disease, and tough living, and earned between $13-$16 per month. Reading about these facts is interesting, but actually living them makes the information come alive. Living History Centers can allow students to experience how people lived during important historical eras, including enlisting as a soldier during the Civil War.

View Lesson Plan>>

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