Ellwood House Local Lore Open House

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

On Wednesday, March 15 at noon, the Ellwood House Museum will kick off the second year of the adult lecture series, Local Lore. Each month – March through November – a knowledgeable guest speaker will present a unique one-hour program relating to DeKalb County history. Lectures are free to attend and take place at the Ellwood House Museum Visitor Center, 509 North First Street in DeKalb unless otherwise stated. This year, Local Lore is being presented in partnership with DeKalb area historic sites and museums, including Glidden Homestead, Gurler Heritage Association, Egyptian Theatre, Joiner History Room and DAAHA. The series is funded in part by the Mary E. Stevens Concert and Lecture Fund.

Local Lore kicks off on Wednesday, March 15 with an Open House. Community members are invited to the Ellwood House Museum for a preview of the series’ programs, hors d’oeuvres, and a meet and greet with many of the presenters. The Open House begins at noon and is free of charge.

The first lecture of the series will be on March 24 at noon. The program is titled “The Women behind the Big Three: Harriet Ellwood, Lucinda Glidden, and Sophia Haish.” In honor of Women’s History Month, three speakers will explore the lives of the women who were married to DeKalb’s barbed wire barons. This program will be presented by Ellwood House Curator Tricia Runzel, Glidden Homestead Executive Director Rob Glover, and Haish descendant Jessi Haish LaRue. The public is encouraged to bring a sack lunch to the program.

To see the complete Local Lore schedule, visit ellwoodhouse.org/learn.