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CURRENT EXHIBITION
Running:  April 16, 2016—April 1, 2017

Faces of Sycamore

“Generosity is contagious. People see it in Sycamore, and they just want to jump right in and help out.” This quote is from Mayor Ken Mundy, and really sums up what happens in Sycamore on a regular basis. The Sycamore History Museum has integrated this idea into our current exhibit, “Faces of Sycamore: Our Community, Our Story” to demonstrate how local residents have shaped Sycamore over the years.

This exhibit tells the story of people – from today and yesterday, young and old, men and women, from a variety of backgrounds – all who have made a difference in Sycamore. While the exhibit is a small sampling of people who have shared their talents, we hope that visitors will walk away with ideas about how they can contribute to the place many of us call home. Some of the faces will be familiar such as Wally Thurow, Clifford Danielson, and Yvonne Johnson, while others are less well-known, but they all have service and passion in common.

Don’t forget to check out the Kid Historian videos connected to the exhibit by clicking on these links:

https://vimeo.com/161218137 and https://vimeo.com/161218135

 

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RECENT NEWS
Posted:  May 26, 2016

Passersby may have noticed all of the work going on around California and State Street, most recently home of the Jane Fargo Hotel and Mitchell Lounge. The building is going through a transition, but that is really part of the Fargo’s story, how over the years this space has adapted to the times. “The old mansion part of the hotel maybe gone, but we can continue sharing that story as part of our community’s history. Meanwhile, other changes, like opening the windows on the lower level, will bring back some of the building’s original charm,” explained Michelle Donahoe, Executive Director of the Sycamore History Museum.

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our stories, our history
The barbers in Sycamore have all agreed that in these times of high price living, 15 cents is the right price for a shave, and after August 1 that will be the universal price in Sycamore.
Sycamore True Republican, July 20, 1912
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