Jul
25
7:00 PM19:00

MUSIC AT THE MANSION (RAT-PACK)

The Chicago Rat-Pack Tribute Band will perform a free 90-minute concert on the front porch of the Ellwood mansion. Seating will be available on the front lawn, and guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket. Beer, wine, water, and soda will be available for purchase by Fatty's Catering of DeKalb. The Music at the Mansion summer concert series is presented in partnership with FunMe Events and Kishwaukee Fest. Rat-Pack at the Mansion is co-sponsored by Joseph Koch and Kishwaukee Fest.

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Aug
1
7:00 PM19:00

MUSIC AT THE MANSION (MARGARITAVILLE)

Mr. Myers Band will perform a free 90-minute concert on the front porch of the Ellwood mansion. Seating will be available on the front lawn, and guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket. Beer, wine, water, and soda will be available for purchase by Fatty's Catering of DeKalb. The Music at the Mansion summer concert series is presented in partnership with FunMe Events and Kishwaukee Fest. Margaritaville at the Mansion is sponsored by the Michael Coghlan Law Firm.

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Aug
2
12:00 PM12:00

LECTURE: COLLECTOR'S CHOICE

The August installment of the Brown Bag Lunch/Local Lore lecture series will feature Dr. Richard Cooler. This free one-hour lecture will take place in the Visitor Center. Doors will open at 11:30 A.M. with the lecture beginning at noon. Coffee and cookies will be provided, and guests are also welcome to bring a lunch. The Brown Bag Lunch/Local Lore lecture series is presented in partnership with the DeKalb County History Center.

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Aug
15
7:00 PM19:00

MUSIC AT THE MANSION (BIG BAND)

Jazz in Progress will perform a free 90-minute concert on the front porch of the Ellwood mansion. Seating will be available on the front lawn, and guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket. Beer, wine, water, and soda will be available for purchase by Fatty's Catering of DeKalb. The Music at the Mansion summer concert series is presented in partnership with FunMe Events and Kishwaukee Fest. Big Band at the Mansion is sponsored by the Bill Finucane Family.

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Sep
6
12:00 PM12:00

LECTURE: MILAN TOWNSHIP ONE-ROOM SCHOOLHOUSE

The September installment of the Brown Bag Lunch/Local Lore lecture series will feature Dr. Patrick Roberts. Please note: This free one-hour lecture will take place at the One-Room Schoolhouse on Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb. The Brown Bag Lunch/Local Lore lecture series is presented in partnership with the DeKalb County History Center.

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Sep
22
4:00 PM16:00

WINE ON THE TERRACE

The Ellwood House terraces and gardens provide a picturesque setting for an evening of wine, food, and music. Other event highlights include first-floor tours of the mansion and a silent auction. Tickets for this annual fundraiser are $50/person and can be purchased in advance starting on August 1.

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Oct
4
12:00 PM12:00

LECTURE: PUMPKIN FEST HISTORIC HOMES TOUR SNEAK PREVIEW

The October installment of the Brown Bag Lunch/Local Lore lecture series will feature volunteers from the Sycamore Pumpkin Fest Historic Tour of Homes. Please note: This free one-hour lecture will take place at the DeKalb County History Center in Sycamore. Coffee and cookies will be provided, and guests are also welcome to bring a lunch. The Brown Bag Lunch/Local Lore lecture series is presented in partnership with the DeKalb County History Center.

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Nov
1
12:00 PM12:00

LECTURE: THE STORY OF THE WWII DRONE IN DEKALB

The November installment of the Brown Bag Lunch/Local Lore lecture series will feature Roger Keys. This free one-hour lecture will take place in the Visitor Center. Doors will open at 11:30 A.M. with the lecture beginning at noon. Coffee and cookies will be provided, and guests are also welcome to bring a lunch. The Brown Bag Lunch/Local Lore lecture series is presented in partnership with the DeKalb County History Center.

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Dec
6
12:00 PM12:00

Exploring Holiday Traditions

The December installment of the Brown Bag Lunch/Local Lore lecture series will feature Michelle Donahoe, Executive Director of the DeKalb County History Center. Please note: This free one-hour lecture will take place in the Freight Room at the DeKalb County Community Foundation in Sycamore. Coffee and cookies will be provided, and guests are also welcome to bring a lunch. The Brown Bag Lunch/Local Lore lecture series is presented in partnership with the DeKalb County History Center.

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