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Running:  March 21, 2015—March 20, 2016

This exhibit looks at how the railroad impacted people, local businesses, manufacturing companies, and provided amazing opportunities for people in our community.

It all started when the Sycamore & Cortland (S&C), a five-mile spur, line that opened in 1859. It  brought settlers, businesses, and manufacturers to Sycamore, which in-turn brought additional and larger railroad companies to town. In 1883 the Chicago & North Western came to Sycamore, and in 1887 the Chicago Great Western arrived on north side of town. Without this first railroad, the community would have dried up and disappeared, passed over by the progress of the Illinois prairie.

This is a family friendly exhibit that will include a train table, interactives with an old fashioned Sears catalog and much more.

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Posted:  November 23, 2015

“Great Thanksgiving Listen,” hosted by Story Corps The national non-profit Story Corps has a mission to provide people of all beliefs and backgrounds the opportunity to record, share, and preserve their stories. Once again, this Thanksgiving they are hosting a nationwide event called, “The Great Thanksgiving Listen” where students ages 13 and up from all […]

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