Staying Engaged while Staying at Home
We understand the importance of staying home during this time. Along with engaging activities on this page, we’ve compiled a list from resources around DeKalb County and other locations to help you virtually tour destinations and map out your next trip for when it’s safe!
Color DeKalb County
Coloring pages from photos throughout the county. Send finished products to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Ellwood House Museum
DeKalb County History Center
Select from Adventures To and From Sycamore, Crossroads: Change in rural America, and General Dutton’s America.
Barn Quilt Tours
Check out our Barn Quilt Tours! View history, photos, and interactive maps to plan out your next trip: Click Here
Historical Markers of DeKalb County Tours
The DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association (DAAHA) presents three self-guided driving tours of the 29 historical markers within the county that mark significant events. These tours focus on historical markers that commemorate an event or person of significant historical interest, differing from the National Register of Historic Places that recognizes significant buildings. Although we don’t recommend the self guided driving tours under the Stay-At-Home order, you can virtually tour and learn about each location. Download the PDF booklet
The Art Box Gallery – Online viewing
New Featured Artist: A solo exhibition of paintings by Charlotte Rollman, will be on display at The Art Box gallery in downtown DeKalb from April 6th through May 30th. The gallery will be closed to the public until the
Illinois Stay-At-Home edict is lifted, however, Rollman’s paintings can be viewed online. Check out Rollman’s work and other featured artists here.
Play Video Games Online with NIU Esports
Monday-Friday, 2 to 4 p.m., 7 to 9 p.m.
Looking to destress and make connections while you’re indoors? Community members of all ages are invited to play in online pick-up games.
Join on Discord (discord.gg/NIUEsports) and pass the time with friendly video game competition. Each day there are two sessions: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Questions? Email Conner at email@example.com.
- Monday: Card Games(Hearthstone, Legends of Runeterra, Magic: the Gathering)
- Tuesday: League of Legends
- Wednesday: Overwatch
- Thursday: Rocket League
- Friday: Fortnite and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Saturday and Sunday free-play sessions both days. Feel free to find a partner in any game you’d like and build the community for whatever you want to play.
Local Library At-Home Resources
Resources for At-Home-Learning, virtual tours, and more.
Some resources will require a library card, most can be obtained while at home. Visit your town’s library website for more details.
DeKalb Public Library
Also offering virtual Facebook events including Story times, Superhero Stories, and much more. View list of Facebook events here
Have a source you would like to see added to this page? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org