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The DeKalb County History Centers logo is red and has white text on it. Understanding local history is important so that you can learn from the past. (Patrick Murphy | Northern Star)

Knowing local history is important for the community

By Angelina Padilla-Tompkins, Editor-in-Chief | April 28, 2023

In schools students are taught national and international history, but very rarely are they taught local history when it is just as important.  Knowing the history of the town you grew up in, are attending school in and/or are working in is an essential...

Three handwritten cards with recipes on them sit in a yellow and blue box. The Culinary Historians of Northern Illinois will be joining the DeKalb County History Center for one of the many new programs and exhibits at the History Center. (Courtesy of the DeKalb County History Center)

History Center to start new programs

By Caleb Johnson, Lifestyle Writer | April 19, 2023

Come learn about the history of DeKalb County with The DeKalb County History Center. The center is now free on Saturdays. The history center has a number of new exhibits and programs available. Exhibits and programs "At the History Center everyone...

As part of its ongoing adult lecture series, the Elwood House Museum will be hosting the Black Oral History Project in collaboration with NIU Department of History, Center for Black Studies and the University Libraries, and will take place on Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Elwood House Museum in DeKalb. (Photo courtesy of the DeKalb County History Center)

Ellwood House Museum to host Black Oral History event

By Sarah Rose, Assistant Lifestyle Editor | October 25, 2022

DeKALB – The Ellwood House Museum Visitor’s Center, located at 420 Linden Place, DeKalb, will host November’s Brown Bag/Local Lore program on Nov. 3 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. This program is free of charge and is open to the public.  The DeKalb...