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    Teaching Youth

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    Telling Stories

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    Joining Schools

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    Defining Paths

    that lead to a shared future

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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:  January 14, 2016

Every year that their Annual Meeting the Sycamore History Museum recognizes volunteers for their generous donation of their time and talent. This year two special groups were recognized: the original class of Junior Docents and the House Walk committee.

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our stories, our history
Aside from the attractive buildings and shaded trees Sycamore is well-furnished with able men, handsome ladies and real live children.
John Redman Marshall
1878 Correspondent of the Kendall County Record
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