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Posted:  September 28, 2016

Usually, history has a back seat in popular culture. Not thought of as glamorous or important, it is often relegated to the classroom setting despite the best efforts of small and large history organizations. However, this has changed with the arrival of Hamilton the musical. Now I know that I am biased, but I was even shocked when I heard that the story of Alexander Hamilton was the subject of a Broadway hit musical. Opening this week in Chicago, it makes me so happy to see how people are being exposed to new ways that show how history can be fun, entertaining, and educational.

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Posted:  September 13, 2016

The Sycamore History Museum is serving up tea on Sunday, September 18. This historical “Tea Party” will be an enjoyable event for young ladies, mothers, grandmothers, and friends. While enjoying a sip of tea (lemonade will also be available) and sampling sandwiches, scones, and desserts, visitors will have the opportunity to listen to Patricia O’Brien talk about “Friendship and Tea.” The afternoon will include a “Best Hat Competition,” Tea Bingo, and children’s activities. There will also be silent auction items. The afternoon will end with an opportunity for the younger ladies to meet and take photos with Cinderella.

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Posted:  August 9, 2016

In honor of the 60th Anniversary of the Northern Illinois Steam and Power Show, the Sycamore History Museum wants to share some of the interesting history from this wonderful event. If you want to find out more, please stop by the museum to see our “Faces of Sycamore” exhibit that features Rupert Jordan, the Steam Power Club’s first president.

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Posted:  August 8, 2016

In honor of the 60th Anniversary of the Northern Illinois Steam Power Show, the Sycamore History Museum wanted to share some of its interesting history. Also you might want to check out the Sycamore History Museum’s current exhibit, “Faces of Sycamore” which includes information about Rupert Jordan who was the first president and some artifacts from the Steam Power show through the years.

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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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