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The Ellwood House Museum sits in the snow. The Museum has announced its schedule for the 2023 holiday season. (Northern Star File Photo)

Holiday schedule announced for Ellwood House Museum

By Kalin Schaefer, Sports Reporter | November 7, 2023

The Ellwood House Museum has released its schedule for the 2023 holiday season, with two ways to experience a tour. The mansion will be decorated for the holidays by local organizations and businesses, as well as volunteers.   From Nov. 15 to Dec....

Exterior of Ellwood House Museum, a historic site in DeKalb. Ellwood House Museum is hosting two public events in May. (Photo courtesy of Ellwood House Museum)

Ellwood House Museum opens doors for summer events

By Joseph Howerton, Video Editor | April 28, 2023

DeKALB – Ellwood House Museum is opening its doors to two upcoming events, an Evening at Elcourt and Tea Party at Ellcourt. EVENING AT ELLCOURT 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 12 at 420 Linden Place, Ellwood House Association will be hosting Evening at Ellcourt. Evening...

Historic and modern images of the historic Finnish Temperance Society Meeting Hall, todays DeKalb Area Womens Center, at 1021 State St.
(Left) Courtesy of Joiner History Room, (Right) Photo by Grace Ellinger.

Ellwood House to present new exhibit discussion, Past and Pleasant

By Michael Mollsen, Written Managing Editor | March 22, 2023

DeKALB – The Ellwood House will be hosting a new exhibit discussion titled Past and Pleasant as part of the Brown Bag Lunch/Local Lore, a free monthly lecture series about history relevant to DeKalb County. The April 6 discussion presents the lives...

The Ellwood House Museum gets a Christmas makeover, open for self-guided tours

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor | December 13, 2022

As the holiday season spurs into action, a local museum put up its Christmas decorations and rang in the holiday cheer this weekend.  The Ellwood House Museum, 420 Linden Place, hosted its annual Holiday Event Weekend on Dec. 2. Changing its interior...

The Ellwood Mansion is available for individuals to sign up for guided tours.

DeKalb day planner: Nov. 5

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor | November 2, 2022

Editor's note: The NIU School of Theatre and Dance will host its opening night of the play "God of Carnage" at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 9 instead of this Saturday.  This Saturday, there will be events throughout the day. Here are some of the ones that stick...

Ellwood House Museum to host live music

By Peter Zemeske | June 21, 2019

Enjoy free live music at the Ellwood House Museum every Wednesday until Aug. 7. The Music at the Mansion concert series was supposed to begin June 19, but is postponed to June 30 due to inclement weather. The 90 minute performances begin at 7 p.m. and...

Ellwood House Museum to host annual holiday festivities

By Tim Ashton | December 6, 2012

DeKalb is home to a unique historic museum located at 509 N. First St. The Ellwood House Museum is open for tours during the warmer months, but there are only three more special days to visit the historic site in December. The annual Holiday Open House...

Major donation allows Ellwood House to redesign historic garden

By Northern Star Staff | November 12, 2012

A donation from DeKalb residents William and Patsy Lundberg will help to recreate the historic flower garden at the Ellwood-Nehring House, 509 N. First St. The Lundberg’s donation will go toward recreating and redesigning the south lawn of the carriage...

Ellwood House tours available

Ellwood House tours available

By Maria Ahmad | August 27, 2012

The Ellwood House Museum, 509 N. First St., is a historic site in DeKalb and offers tours for all ages throughout the year. According to its website, the Ellwood House Museum was originally the home of Isaac Leonard Ellwood, a partner in establishing...

Find your muse at the museum

By Chelsea Bestow | May 4, 2011

DeKalb | Three local museums are looking for volunteers as their busy season quickly approaches. Anyone interested in local history, museum curation or volunteering over the summer may find an opportunity at a local museum. One of the locations that offers...