The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Graue Mill is the only operating waterwheel gristmill in northeastern Illinois and was a stop on the Underground Railroad. Visitors can participate in corn grinding, spinning and weaving and view the Underground Railroad exhibit and the collection of Victorian artifacts displayed in period room settings.

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Centennial Activities

Exhibit : Friday, May 1, 2009 to Sunday, November 15, 2009

Fullersburg: Chicago's Neighbor on the Old Plank Road

Graue Mill and Museum

An exhibit of photographs and other artifacts that illustrate Fullersburg (now incorporated into Hinsdale and Oak Brook) and Chicago in the years leading to 1909 and that examine the factors that caused Fullersburg to decline while Chicago boomed. Hands-on activities include simple city planning using a magnetic board and constructing simple buildings using basic materials. [MORE]

Open to the public:
Open Tuesday through Sunday, 10AM to 4:30PM mid April thru mid November.


3800 York Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523
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