Local Lore

  • Ellwood House Museum 509 North 1st Street DeKalb, IL, 60115 United States

DeKalb's Finn Town
Speaker: Dr. Diane Rodgers

At the turn of the 20th century, DeKalb was such a hot-spot for Finnish immigrants that they had their own "town" in today's Pleasant Street neighborhood. In this talk, NIU professor Diane Rodgers will explore the neighborhood's unique history and share her own efforts to preserve Majakka Hall.

Local Lore is an adult lecture series. Programs are free of charge. Participants are welcome to bring a sack lunch.