DeKALB – If you've ever wanted to learn about the historic Egyptian Theatre, its architecture and its 90-year history, then an upcoming collaborative event between the theatre and Northern Illinois University is for you.
The Egyptian Theatre will host an expansion learning session set for 5 p.m. Feb. 17 at NIU's Barsema Hall, Room 300, according to a news release. Reservations are not required and the event is free and open to the public.
DeKalb is home to one of the top 20 architectural sites in Illinois, and the theater is set to embark on its first summer being open for business in almost 100 years, thanks to a $5.5 million expansion project.
The event Feb. 17 will include a discussion on the theater's history, monumental moments and events that shaped the Egyptian into what it is today, and feature the theater's "Expanding Beyond 90 Years" capital campaign to complete fundraising for the project.
Development Assistant and NIU Ignite Program member Shawn O'Neill will be on hand to lead the discussion.