The Ellwood House Museum presents a variety of special events throughout the year.
November 15 - December 3, 2017
Kick off your holidays with a tour of the elegantly decorated mansion between November 15 and November 30, or join us for our Holiday Open House weekend December 1 – 3.
Holiday Open House Music Schedule
Friday, December 1
6:00 - 7:00 P.M. - Harmelodics A Capella
7:15 - 8:45 P.M. - Northern Illinois Cello Ensemble
Saturday, December 2
1:00 - 3:15 P.M. - Jaina Krueger
3:30 - 4:30 P.M. - American Choral Director's Association
Sunday, December 3
1:00 - 2:00 P.M. - Hannah Buckle
2:15 - 3:15 P.M. - Suzuki Strings
3:30 - 4:30 P.M. - Kishwaukee Brass Quintet
Youth ages 6-17: $5
Children under 6: Free
Ellwood House Members: Free
MEMBERs' NIGHT (November 30)
Thursday, November 30: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
All members are invited to a special preview of the decorated mansion. See JOIN & GIVE for more information about becoming a member.
Every November, the Ellwood House Museum partners with area businesses, community sponsors, and volunteers to decorate the mansion room-by-room on all four floors. From November 15-30, our guided holiday tours give visitors the opportunity to see the mansion in a new light.
At the end of our regular tour season, we open the doors for a three-day Holiday Open House weekend. Visitors to the open house will enjoy live music as they tour the mansion, and tour guides will be stationed on each level to share the history of the home and the Ellwood family. Other event highlights include a visit from Santa and refreshments in the Visitor Center.
Decorated Mansion Tours (November 15 - 30)
A guided tour through 3 floors and basement level of the elegantly decorated 1879 mansion. Guided tours take approximately 60 minutes. All guided tours start at the Visitor Center.
Tuesday - Thursday: 1:00 PM & 3:00 PM
Friday - Sunday: 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, & 3:00 PM
Holiday Open House (December 1 - 3)
Friday, December 1: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM*
Saturday, December 2: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM*
Sunday, December 3: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM*
*Last tickets sold 30 mins. before closing
STANDARD ROOFING COMPANY
Live music at the Holiday Open House is supported by the Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund.