Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum Executive Director Dave Oberg will present The Brothers’ War on Sunday, April 21 at 2 p.m. This special program, developed in partnership with Grayslake Historical Society volunteers, features stories and images of area residents who served during the Civil War.
Many of the farmers and laborers who lived on the land that would become Grayslake served together during the war in units such as the 96th Illinois Volunteer Infantry and the 17th Illinois Cavalry. Quite a few local veterans fought side by side with relatives and neighbors during the war, giving their stories a particularly personal and at times heartbreaking quality. Oberg will also share several humorous and poignant songs that soldiers would have sung. There is a suggested donation of $3 for adults and $1 for children, with proceeds supporting future museum programs, exhibitions and initiatives.
This program is being held in conjunction with the traveling exhibition, Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America, which runs through June 16. The museum will be offering extended hours throughout the run of this limited engagement show. Visit Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon-8 p.m., Fridays-Sundays from noon-4 p.m., during the Grayslake Farmers’ Market or any downtown events. The Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum is located at 164 Hawley Street in the heart of downtown Grayslake. For more information, visit the museum’s website at www.grayslake heritagecenter.com or contact Dave Oberg, Executive Director at 847-543-1745 or firstname.lastname@example.org.