Ellwood House Museum

The Ellwood House was built as a private home by barbed wire entrepreneur Isaac Ellwood in 1879. It is located on First Street in DeKalb, Illinois, United States, in DeKalb County. The Victorian style home, designed by George O. Garnsey, underwent remodeling in 1898-1899 and 1911.

509 N 1st St, DeKalb, IL 60115

Upcoming Events

Crimson Days: The Early Story of NIU  Exhibit Reception

Join us for the opening of the exhibit “Crimson Days: The Early Story of NIU,” which documents the decision to select DeKalb as the home of Northern Illinois...

5/28, 6:30 PM
Constructing the Castle

This panel discussion will investigate the founders of the Northern Illinois State Normal School and the steps taken to bring the school to DeKalb. The...

6/4, 12 PM

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