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Holiday Celebrations This Weekend!

Santa Claus is coming to Northern Illinois! DeKalb County has many events this coming weekend to help you get into the holiday spirit. With five...

Ellwood Mansion Holiday Tours Underway

Kick off your holiday season with a tour of the elegantly decorated Ellwood mansion. More than a dozen rooms will be decorated by local...

Ghosts of DeKalb County, IL

With Halloween approaching, many DeKalb County residents enjoy visiting haunted houses, knowing that the scares take place in a fun, controlled setting. But there are...
Egyptian Theatre

DeKalb Landmarks Open Doors

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...

Restoring the People’s House: IL Executive Mansion Reopens

This month's Brown Bag Lunch / Local Lore will explore Restoring the People's House: Illinois' Executive Mansion. Justin Blandford, of the Illinois Department of...

Come Learn More about Caring for your Collections

During these winter days, many of us are stuck indoors working on our inside “to do” list. Many times this includes going through those...

Seeking Music Groups for expanded “Music at the Mansion” program

Seeking Music Groups for expanded "Music at the Mansion" program next summer 2018 (Wednesday night concerts) June 13 & 27, July 11 & 25, Aug. 5...

Decorated Ellwood Mansion Tours Start Wednesday!

Every November, the Ellwood House Museum partners with area businesses, community sponsors, and volunteers to decorate the mansion room-by-room on all four floors. From...

History of the DeKalb Fire Department at this week’s Local Lore

The DeKalb Fire Department has been saving lives for over 100 years. In honor of Fire Prevention Month, join firefighter Luke Howieson for a...

Our House is Your House! The Gurler House: 160 Years at...

This month's Local Lore series will present, 'Bringing the Little House Back to Life'. Learn the history of the Gurler family in DeKalb, the...

Ellwood Wine On The Terrace Saturday

The Ellwood House terraces and gardens provide an elegant setting for an evening of wines, excellent appetizers, and music this coming Saturday, September 16th,...

Come See Jazz in Progress – Big Band at the Mansion...

This summer, the Ellwood House Museum has partnered with Kishwaukee Fest and FunME events to present a new live outdoor music series, “Music at...