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Posted:  December 7, 2017

We are the heart of the shopping season. Are you struggling to find a unique gift or trying to find something for that hard buy for person? Check out the Sycamore History Museum.

We have lots of options ~

1. Consider the gift of tickets for our upcoming Winter Fundraiser. For $20 each you will enjoy the interactive program “A Hundred Years Ago On the Homefront: How Families Faced The War to End All Wars,” with popular presenter Ellie Carlson. The evening includes food from the time period, desserts, and silent auction. The event is on February 16 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the Sycamore History Museum.
2. Know a history buff that likes to read? We have several local history books for sale including “In Search of a Fair Wind” and the “Five-Mile Spur Line: A railroad history of Sycamore” both written by Clint Cargile and only $15.

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Posted:  November 28, 2017

Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and now Giving Tuesday – a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.

You can be part of this event by showing your support of the Sycamore History Museum! Your gift will ensure that SHM can continue to “Enrich public knowledge of Sycamore for people of all ages.”

Click here to donate: http://www.sycamorehistory.org/get-involved/support/

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Posted:  November 15, 2017

During this month of November, SHM would like to take a moment to say thank you to all of our supporters. You might not realize you impact, but we could not do what we do with out you!

Volunteers – You are amazing! From our youngest fifth grade helpers to those who have been retired for just a “few” years, and all of you in-between – thank you! You take out the garage; paint and sand walls; help genealogists and other researchers; process donations; create flyers; organize our files; build items for the exhibit; plant, harvest, mulch, and weed our gardens; give tours; sweep; make copies, gather and interpret data, serve tea and scones, solicit items for fund raisers, created videos, and recruit your friends to volunteer. Phew!!

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Posted:  October 24, 2017

Pumpkin Fest officially kicked off on Saturday, October 21. This tradition that started in 1956 with some pumpkins on Wally Thurow’s lawn had grown into an amazing community event.

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Posted:  September 27, 2017

The Sycamore History Museum’s Pumpkin Fest Historic Tour of Homes is one of the favorites of Pumpkin Fest traditions. While many hands make light work, our wonderful committee has been working hard preparing. They are starting to check off some big items on the list.

X Confirm houses: There are six wonderful houses and SHM that will be part of this year’s walk: 229 S. Main Street, 519 S. Main Street, 912 S. Main Street, 423 S. California, 321 W. High Street, 706 DeKalb Avenue, and SHM at 1730 N. Main Street.

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