If you have not seen the exhibit, “Faces of Sycamore: Our Community, Our Stories,” at the Sycamore History Museum, you are missing an “Excellent” exhibit. SHM received their prestigious “Award of Excellence” from the Illinois Association of Museums for the seventh consecutive year.
According to IAM’s guidelines, “Faces of Sycamore,” represents a work of excellent quality and that uses available resources well, is creative, and meets professional standards. One of the exhibit reviewers wrote, ““Sycamore History Museum should be very proud of this exhibit for capturing the essence of its past and current day residents. It is commendable the thought that went into selecting the featured “Faces” to include the diversity that is in the town today. The children’s aspect is very relevant in encouraging younger audiences to get excited about and engaged in history. The videos are well done and educational and entertaining for all ages. Great job!” The exhibit was one of only eight throughout the state to receive an award, and only three were recognized with an award of Excellence.
“We are very honored to be recognized, and proud to offer Sycamore such high quality exhibits and programs.” explained Michelle Donahoe, Executive Director. The exhibit include over 50 people who have made a difference in the community, as well as information about local nonprofits and service clubs where visitors can learn more about ways they can contribute. Throughout the year there are also programs expanding upon the themes explored in the exhibit.
The exhibit will be closing in March 2017, and the next exhibit will open in April 2017.