Grayslake Historical Society Programs

The history of Dr. Goshgarian and stories of disasters in Grayslake are two upcoming programs by the Grayslake Historical Society.

The will host two public programs in April.

The first is a history of the Dr. Gaspar Goshgarian family in Grayslake and Avon Township on Wednesday, April 11, and a reminisce session Saturday, April 14, which will include participants talking about their recollections of disasters in the village including several fires, a flood and the storm last summer that left many residents without electricity for several days.   

Retired Lake County judge John Goshgarian will talk about his father who was a surgeon and family doctor in the early 1940s. He was also a businessman and civic leader in the Grayslake and Round Lake areas. 

The program will be presented at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, at the Grayslake Heritage Center and Museum, 164 Hawley St., Grayslake.  

A popular attraction at the museum is the medical office of Dr. Goshgarian, circa the 1940s, a recreation of his medical office above the garage of his home on Washington Street in Highland Lake.   

The session about disasters in Grayslake will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 14, in the community room of the

- Submitted by the Grayslake Historical Society.


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