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DeKalb, Illinois
Art, History
Sycamore, Illinois
History
DeKalb, Illinois
DeKalb, Illinois
Culture, General
The Egyptian Theatre is a 1929, fully restored, Egyptian Art Deco movie palace, operated and maintained by P.E.T. Inc. (Preservation of the Egyptian Theatre) a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
DeKalb, Illinois
Art, History
Estate of Isaac Ellwood, principal manufacturer of barbed wire. Museum offers guided tours of the 30-room Ellwood mansion with restored interiors with original furnishings spanning the decades 1880s-1920s. Large visitor center with exhibit galleries including the carriage gallery and "Fencing Frontiers: The Barbed Wire Story"; yearly special exhibits.
DeKalb, Illinois
Botanical Garden, Culture, General, History, Historic House
Tour the site where Joseph Glidden invented and first manufactured the most widely used type of barbed wire. View demonstrations of the blacksmith craft in the Phineas Vaughan Blacksmith Shop. Both the 1861 home and brick barn are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
DeKalb, Illinois
Anthropology, Archaeology, Culture, History, Library, Science, University
The Anthropology Museum houses over 12,000 ethnographic and archaeological objects. The ethnographic collection has regional strengths in Southeast Asia, New Guinea, and the plains and southwest regions of North America. Ethnographic specimens from Africa, Mesoamerica, and South America are also represented.
DeKalb, Illinois
Art, University

The NIU Art Museum balances the challenges of contemporary art with the riches of traditional visual art for an eye-opening look at culture. We show rotating exhibitions from the university collections, thematic contemporary exhibitions of the work of regional and national artists, and national traveling exhibitions.

DeKalb, Illinois
History, University
Sycamore, Illinois
General, History, Historic House, Historical Society
Step back in time and discover Sycamore's treasures while visiting "Lost Sycamore". This exhibit features Olympic torches, trophies from Sycamore's semi-professional baseball team, and reproduction items that were commonly available to be purchased in 1894 Sycamore. Don't forget to look at the items highlighted in "Hidden Sycamore".