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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, News Reporter | 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...

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...

Local museum to host events for Earth Day

By Northern Star Staff | April 16, 2013

The Midwest Museum of Natural History, 425 W. State St., will host a weekend of Earth Day crafts and fun. On Saturday and Sunday the museum will teach participants how to make their own crayons and paper. “We will be using the stubs of old crayons,...

Ellwood House to unveil new exhibit

By Northern Star Staff | February 4, 2013

A new exhibit in the Ellwood House Visitor Center, 509 N. First St., is being created to help visitors understand the impact of the Ellwood family on DeKalb, according to a Wednesday news release from the museum. The exhibit, which is being funded by...

DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association seeks items for collection

By Northern Star Staff | August 25, 2011

According to a press release, the DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association(DAAHA) is seeking new items for its collection.Items needed include manuscripts, books, personal records, prints, photographs, catalogs, paintings, farming tools, furnishings,...

Overnight at the museum: natural history museum to host family event

By Meaghen Harms | March 9, 2011

The Midwest Museum of Natural History, 425 W. State St., will have a night of adventure and learning for people of all ages. The museum will host "Family Overnight at the Museum" on Saturday and Sunday. The event will run from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. "This is...