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A tour being given in the Ellwood House in which the guide is pointing out a sculpture.

The Ellwood House wanting to train new guides

By Joseph Howerton, News Reporter | February 2, 2023

DeKALB – Training in guided tours is being offered at the historic Ellwood estate. Volunteers will learn the history of barb wire entrepreneur Isaac Ellwood’s Victorian home and how to share this knowledge with the public. Content will focus on...

The Ellwood House, pictured above in its usual

Ellwood House opens its doors for Family Weekend

By Jacob Roushia | October 4, 2019

DeKALB - The Ellwood House will be offering guided tours and access to the Visitor Center Exhibit Gallery during Family Weekend. Family Weekend showcases several locations in the DeKalb Area by welcoming students, their families and visitors. Audrey...

Artists sell work at Ellwood event

By Northern Star staff | July 20, 2015

The Ellwood House Museum will hold the annual Art Fair & Ice Cream Social on Aug. 2.The fair, which will take place 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Ellwood House, 509 N. First St., will exhibit work from 30 Illinois and Wisconsin artists. Works...

Artists take charge in local Beatles cover show

By Nate Linhart | February 16, 2014

“Come Together” appropriately described the Wooden Box Theater’s fourth annual Beatles Nite over the weekend.Wooden Box Theater, an Illinois performance team, presented the Beatles Nite at the Ellwood House Museum Visitor Center, 509 N. First St.,...

Music programs, classes open to community

By Keisha Howerth | January 21, 2014

Locals can sharpen their music skills and participate in concerts through programs offered at NIU.The courses are available through the Community School of the Arts, and children can also join the school’s choir.LessonsMusic lessons using the Suzuki...

Historian ties barbed wire to ‘Grit’

By Erin Kolb | October 15, 2013

Barbed wire history was part of Big Read activities on Tuesday night.Historian Gerald Brauer presented The Story of Barbed Wire: An American Invention, at the Ellwood House Visitor’s Center, 509 N. First St. He talked about the history of barbed wire,...

Ellwood hosts history of barbed wire talk

By Jessi Haish | October 14, 2013

Historian Gerald Brauer will discuss the history of barbed wire with an exhibition at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Ellwood House Visitor’s Center, 509 N. First Street.The event is free, no registration is required and refreshments will be available to attendees.The...

Summer hot spots: Enjoying DeKalb

By Deanna Frances | June 19, 2013

No matter what interests people may have, they can surely find something to do in the area this summer. Starved Rock State Park This historic state park, located in Utica, offers multiple activities: 13 miles of hiking trails, camping, picnic areas, boating,...

DeKalb stores and groups prepare for holidays

By Sarah Contreras | November 28, 2012

Join DeKalb as it gets into the Christmas spirit. Students and DeKalb residents don’t have too look far to take part in Christmas activities. Many local businesses and landmarks have filled their calendars with winter fun and festivities. Thursday:...

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...

Ellwood House

Ellwood House

By Amanda Martin | October 20, 1988
Donna Gabel, director of Visitor Services, shows visitors around the outside of the Ellwood House Museum. The Ellwood House has tours throughout the week which are open to single visitors or large groups.