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Discover the history of the Egyptian Theatre

The Egyptian Theatre in DeKalb will be discussed at noon Thursday as part of the Ellwood House Museum's adult lecture series, Local Lore.
The Egyptian Theatre in DeKalb will be discussed at noon Thursday as part of the Ellwood House Museum's adult lecture series, Local Lore.

The Ellwood House Museum will team up with the Egyptian Theatre at noon Thursday for the second program of its adult lecture series, Local Lore.

The theater’s executive director, Alex Nerad, will present a unique behind-the-scenes look at the architecture and history of one of DeKalb’s most iconic buildings. This one-hour program is free to attend and visitors are welcome to bring a sack lunch. This tour meets at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. in DeKalb.

Local Lore is a series of adult lectures. Each month – March through November – a knowledgeable guest speaker will present a one-hour program relating to DeKalb County history. Lectures are free to attend. This year, Local Lore is being presented in partnership with DeKalb area historic sites and museums, including Glidden Homestead, Gurler Heritage Association, Egyptian Theatre, Joiner History Room and DAAHA. The series is funded in part by the Mary E. Stevens Concert and Lecture Fund.

To see the complete Local Lore schedule, visit ellwoodhouse.org/learn. For more information, contact Tricia Runzel at 815-756-4609 or trunzel@ellwoodhouse.org.

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