Volunteers needed for Ellwood programs

DeKALB – The Ellwood House Museum seeks volunteers to work with its expanding youth programming. Ellwood House education volunteers will deliver school and youth tours and assist with Ellwood Explorers’ family programming. Educational programs and tours occur April through December and involve a wide range of topics from art, history, architecture, nature and gardening.

An informational meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 2. Call the Ellwood House office at 815-756-4609 or email museum educator Rebecca Nickels at if you plan to attend.

A background check will be required before working with children.

Ellwood House Museum is located at 509 N. First St. in DeKalb. For more information about docent training, volunteer opportunities or museum programs, call 815-756-4609 or see the museum’s website,

The Ellwood House opens for 2013 season tours on Friday, March 1. The Ellwood House is owned by the DeKalb Park District and is operated as a museum by the not-for-profit Ellwood House Association.

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