About Us

About Us

Graue Mill and Museum 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 — for schoolchildren and others — that include milling, spinning and weaving and living history presentations, as well as artifacts that illustrate the way of life of area residents between 1850 and 1890 and the impact mills such as Graue Mill had on our culture.

Board of Directors



President Bonnie Sartore Thomas Doyle
Vice President Rus Strahn Karin Janowski
Treasurer James Pulsifer Mary Ann Kaufman
Secretary Linda Lojewski Mary Claire Malloy
  Bob Mahaney
  Starr Pitsch
  Virginia Reisner
  John Templeton
  Charles Thurston



Executive Director Connie Buczkowski
Director of Operations Cathy Kolessar

Community Partners


Thomas J. Beardsley Edward F. Kelly
Barbara Bere KF Partners
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Diermeier Kramer Foods
David P. Eller La Cuisine Catering Company
The Griesemer Family Charitable Trust Judy and George Mueller
Haney and Company, Ltd. Catherine Parks
The Huizenga Foundation Virginia and Don Reisner
Jean Janecek Bonnie and Jack Sartore
Karin and Tim Janowski Nancy E. Smerz
Barbara and Howard Jones Sue and Frank Swan
Mrs. Nicholas A. Karris Elisa and John Templeton
Mary Ann and Mark Kaufman Elaine Zannis


Butterfield Kitchens MB Financial Bank
Crawford Group, Sotheby’s Virginia and Don Reisner
Jim Doehring SavWay fine Wines and Spirits
Fuller’s Service Center Taste of Home Catering
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Krehbiel  

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