Ellwood House Local Lore Series 2018

The first Thursday of every month
Thursday, April 5, 2018 - Friday, December 7, 2018

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

April 5 – 12pm: Restoring the People’s House (Illinois Executive Mansion) – Speaker: Justin Blandford – Ellwood House Visitors Center

May 3 – 12pm: Beyond Grandma’s Attic: The Making of the Exhibit – Speaker Michelle Donahoe – DeKalb County History Center

June 7 – 12pm: Inside the Mind of the Artist – Speaker: Natasha Lehrer Lewis – Ellwood House Visitors Center

July 12 – 12pm: Restoring the Ellwood House – Speaker: Brian Reis – Ellwood House Visitors Center

August 2 – 12pm: Collector’s Choice – Speaker: Dr. Richard Cooler – Ellwood House Visitors Center

September 6 – 12pm: Milan Township One-Room Schoolhouse & Blackwell History of Education Museum – Speaker: Dr. Patrick Roberts – Milan Township One-Room School House

October 4 – 12pm: Pumpkin Fest Historic Homes Tour Preview – Speaker: Housewalk  Volunteers – DeKalb County History Center

November 1 – 12pm: The Store of the WWII Drone in DeKalb – Speaker: Roger Keys – Ellwood House Visitors Center

December 6 – 12pm: Exploring Holiday Traditions – Speaker: Michelle Donahoe – DeKalb County Community Foundation’s Freight Room

The programs take 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.


DeKalb County History Center
1730 N Main Street
Sycamore, IL 60178

Milan Township One-Room Schoolhouse
Annie Glidden Road, NIU

DeKalb County Community Foundation’s Freight Room
475 DeKalb Avenue
Sycamore, IL 60178