Ellwood House Local Lore: DeKalb Fire Department

Friday, October 20, 2017

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The DeKalb Fire Department has been a cornerstone of the DeKalb community for almost 150 years, saving lives and property. For October’s Local Lore presentation, the Ellwood House Museum welcomes Captain Luke Howieson of the DeKalb Fire Department. Captain Howieson’s presentation will outline the history of our local Fire Department, from the beginning as a volunteer fire company in 1869 to the ready-for-anything, trained and equipped career department it is today. This presentation will also focus on the connections between the Fire Department and the Ellwood Family. Several historical artifacts and photos will be on hand for viewing, as well as antique and modern fire equipment.

In honor of Fire Prevention Month, join us on Friday, October 20 at noon for this unique look into the DeKalb Fire Department. Program takes place at the Ellwood House Museum Visitor Center, located at 509 North First Street in DeKalb. This presentation is free of charge and visitors are welcome to bring a sack lunch.

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

ELLWOOD HOUSE MUSEUM
509 NORTH 1ST STREET,
DEKALB, IL
815-756-4609