Welcome to the Ellwood House, a National Register historic site located in DeKalb, Illinois.
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Given to the DeKalb Park District in 1964 by Mrs. Erwin Perry Ellwood and her three children, the property is operated as a museum by the not-for-profit Ellwood House Association.
The story of the Ellwood House reflects the central role of Isaac Ellwood in the development of the barbed wire industry in America. The magnificent estate is also a testimony to three generations of the Ellwood family whose tastes shaped the evolution of the house and grounds.
As you visit Ellwood House you will be aware of the comfort and quality of workmanship that wealth could provide. At the same time, you also sense the warmth and hospitality of a family home that was lived in for almost one hundred years.
Operated by the not-for-profit Ellwood House Association in conjunction with the DeKalb Park District.
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The Ellwood House Museum will be hosting “ANTHROTROPISM,” an M.A. thesis exhibition by Agnes Ma. Please join us on Thursday, April 25th, from 6-10 p.m. in the Visitor Center’s second floor Brauer Gallery for the exhibition opening. The show will remain open through September 27, 2013.
In the exhibition, Ma presents nature through sculpture and jewelry, utilizing human touch to reinterpret organic matter. Using sterling silver to starkly contrast found natural materials, this body of work evaluates the relationship between humans and their environment.
Agnes Ma is graduate student at Northern Illinois University, where she will be receiving her Master’s of Arts in Metalwork and Jewelry. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, which is apparent in her artistic process. Her work will also be showcased in the upcoming “Confluence: 2013 Annual Juried Student Exhibition” at the Society of North American Goldsmith’s Annual Conference in Toronto.
“The mission of the Ellwood House Association in operating the Ellwood House Museum is to educate people about American ingenuity, styles and values at the dawn of the 20th century and to connect them with the life and times of DeKalb barbed wire entrepreneur Isaac Ellwood and his family.”