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Brown Bag Lunch Lecture on Oakwood Cemetery Thursday

Before the Ellwood family planned their palatial mansion at 509 N. First Street, Oakwood Cemetery—the property just to the north—was already a trove of...

Beyond Grandma’s Attic: The Making of an Exhibit this Thursday

The DeKalb County History Center recently opened their new exhibit, “Beyond Grandma’s Attic.” There are many interesting artifacts on display, but ever wonder how...

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...

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...

Learn About DeKalb’s Finn Town Tuesday at Ellwood’s Local Lore

Come to the historic Ellwood House this Tuesday, June 6th at noon, for "Local Lore", this month, the topic will be DeKalb’s Finn Town. At...

Learn About Local Cemeteries at Thursday’s Local Lore

Plan to attend 'Local Lore', this Thursday, October 13th at the Ellwood House. Local Lore is a series of adult lecture programs. Once a...