Landmarks of DeKalb County, Inc. was organized on August 4, 1969 as a private, non-profit educational and cultural organization. It was primarily formed to purchase the historic Opera House and restore it as a cultural center. Through the years it has evolved into a major instrument for preserving the history of DeKalb County's people and places.
Landmarks publishes books, purchases historic properties such as the old Fort Site, additional space adjacent to the Opera House, the Opera House Annex Building and helps to restore and maintain Council Bluff School. In addition, Landmarks presents a variety of musical shows and drama presentations during the year and hopes to keep the stage lights glowing for years to come.
All accomplishments by Landmarks are made possible through volunteer labor and the financial support of citizens interested in the preservation of arts and the sponsorship of cultural events.