DeKalb County Historical & Genealogical Society Program Meeting

Wind and Solar Power in DeKalb County

At 7 p.m. on October 13, the DeKalb County Historical-Genealogical Society will host a presentation on the history and usage of both wind and solar power in DeKalb County.

Terry Martin, a board member of DCHGS, will present images of the construction of wind towers in 2009, during a time in which many public conversations were held regarding the benefits and concerns of these turbine easements on farmlands. Today, large solar energy projects are being proposed locally. Kevin Adelman, Director of Development of Leeward Renewable Energy will talk about solar energy. Both forms of power will be discussed from a local and historical standpoint.

DeKalb County History Center, 1730 N. Main St., Sycamore, will host the event for DeKalb County Historical-Genealogical Society. The program is free and open to the public, however, due to limited seating, pre-registration is required.

FREE, but due to limited seating pre[1]registration is required for in-person and virtual attendance.

In person attendance: Register Here

Virtual attendance: Register Here


The program can be viewed online on October 13 by visitingĀ

The DeKalb County Historical-Genealogical Society sponsors seven programs a year to promote the history and genealogy of DeKalb County. Membership of $25 a year includes a subscription to the DCHGS local history magazine Cornsilk and special programs.

For more information contact Marcia Wilson atĀ



Oct 13 2021


7:00 pm - 6:00 pm


DeKalb County History Center

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