July Brown Bag/Local Lore: Restoration at the Ellwood House

On Thursday July 6 at noon, Roger Keys will share an in-depth look at his work to restore Ellwood House Museum structures and other local projects.

Keys is a Genoa-based restoration specialist and owner of RW Keys & Son. His work can be seen throughout the Midwest. Recent Ellwood House projects include repair of the chimney and reconstruction of the stairs at Ellcourt (formerly known as Ellwood-Nehring House) as well as updates to the Little House.

In 2021, Keys completed restoration of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Clock on the corner of First Street and Lincoln Highway.

“Restoration at Ellwood House Museum” is part of “Brown Bag Lunch/Local Lore,” a free lecture series offered in collaboration by the Ellwood House Museum and DeKalb County History Center. Registration is available for:

In-person – click here to register https://www.eventbrite.com/e/restoration-at-the-ellwood-house-in-person-tickets-625307400267?aff=oddtdtcreator

Online attendance – click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/625325694987

Brown Bag Lunch/Local Lore is funded in part by the Mary E. Stevens Concert and Lecture Fund.

Ellwood House Museum is located at 420 Linden Place in DeKalb. Parking is available on-site.


Jul 06 2023


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Ellwood House Visitor Center