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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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Posted:  July 13, 2016

Sometimes it can get overwhelming to read the news every day. There are numerous problems in the world, but you don’t have to look far to find good and to be inspired by the work of young adults who live in Sycamore. This summer the Sycamore History Museum is highlighting some of the amazing volunteer projects that involve young adults.

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The inhabitants of Sycamore do not devote themselves exclusively to adding to their wealth and improving their minds and morals. They persist in enjoying life from day to day, and no community of its size has more organizations and clubs and is provided with more facilities for athletics and other forms of wholesome diversion.
Alfred Gordon, Community Editor
Kissinger's Mid-West Review
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