Ellwood House Museum hosts ‘History Detectives’

DeKALB – Youth programs are back at the Ellwood House museum with the free series, “Ellwood Explorers: Picnics in the Park.”

One Sunday each month, bring a lawn chair or blanket, a picnic lunch and some friends to enjoy a weekend morning at Ellwood Park. Each event features a historical or site-based theme, with activities scattered around the museum grounds.

During September’s program, “History Detectives,” young sleuths will follow a trail of clues to uncover a mystery at the Ellwood mansion.

“History Detectives” will be held from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19. Each event is planned with social distancing in mind, and all activities can be completed solo or in small groups.

Crafts and activities are geared toward elementary-aged children. Registration is required. For more information and to see the full Ellwood Explorers schedule, visit ellwoodhouse.org/youthprograms or call 815-756-4609.

Ellwood Explorers is supported by the Cy Miller Foundation. The Ellwood House Museum is located at 420 Linden Place in DeKalb.