DeKALB – This June, join the Ellwood House Museum in celebrating 128 years of little house fun.
In 1894, after seeing it as a parade float advertisement for Patten Mfg. Co., William Leonard Ellwood purchased the miniature house as a playhouse for his two daughters, Jean and Elise. Today, the tiny house is a classic DeKalb landmark – sparking the imagination, inviting wonder and serving as the backdrop for countless family photos.
The Ellwood House Museum will host ‘Tea Party at the Little House’, a free program for children and families of all ages, from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 11.
La Petite Maison will be open to free play, as well as modern reproductions of old games like croquet and board games. Craft a hat or bow tie to complete your party outfit and sip some vintage china “tea”.
“Tea Party at the Little House” is the first of five monthly programs as part of Ellwood Explorers, the Ellwood House Museum’s educational series for young people. The programs are free.
All ages are welcome, registration required. For more information and to register, visit ellwoodhouse.org/youth-programs.
Ellwood Explorers is supported by the Cy Miller Foundation. The museum is located at 420 Linden Place in DeKalb. On-site parking and restrooms are available.