Since 1853, the Graue Mill has been grinding out cornmeal on its traditional stone gristwheel.
Frederick Graue, a German immigrant to this picturesque corner of DuPage Country, also housed runaway slaves in the basement and the mill is one of the few remaining authenticated Underground Railroad stations. It also served as an important center of economic life in DuPage County during the 19th century, and President Lincoln himself is said to have paid a visit.
Docents are on hand to demonstrate the basics of grain milling, from shucking the corn to grinding it on the large stone wheel to bagging it up in cloth sacks. Bring home a large bag (it’s freezeable) and follow the provided recipes to make your own traditional cornbread at home.
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