The final weekend of the Illinois Bicentennial Event, “Doors Open Illinois,” will showcase two of DeKalb’s great historical and architectural landmarks: the Egyptian Theatre and the Ellwood House Museum. Both sites will have special public viewings available throughout the day on Saturday, August 25 and Sunday, August 26.
The architectural treasure at the corner of Second and Locust in Downtown DeKalb was built in 1929 as an homage to the discovery of King Tut’s tomb. The theatre is both an historic landmark and a vibrant show venue. Stop by and check it out during Corn Fest August 25 and August 26.
Ellwood House Museum
The Ellwood House Museum features a grand historic mansion on 10-acres of parkland. Guided tours of the mansion will be offered throughout the weekend.
On Saturday, August 25, the Visitor Center exhibits will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with mansion tours beginning on the hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Sunday, August 26, the Visitor Center exhibits will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with mansion tours beginning on the hour from Noon to 3 p.m. There is no admission fee for the Visitor Center. Mansion tours are $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for youth.