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Posted:  June 15, 2016

Sycamore lost Joe Bussone, one of our community’s greatest supporters, on Tuesday, June 14. There have all ready been several articles about him and his contributions to Sycamore. I wanted to take a moment and share his role at the Sycamore History Museum. I was fortunate enough to know him for many years. Although I knew Joe through St. Mary’s, I got to know him professionally as I was one of his regular guests for Kiwanis meeting. He was always so gracious and supportive of SHM when he introduced me.

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Posted:  June 13, 2016

One of the challenges of our new exhibit “Faces of Sycamore” was trying to figure out who to include. However, with our website and social media we can share some of the stories that did not make the cut. The first person we are going to share has a connection to Shirley Temple Black – who has a strong Sycamore connection!

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Posted:  June 7, 2016

The Sycamore History Museum will be closed on Tuesday, June 7. We will have regular hours on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday – 10:00 – 2:30. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Posted:  May 26, 2016

Passersby may have noticed all of the work going on around California and State Street, most recently home of the Jane Fargo Hotel and Mitchell Lounge. The building is going through a transition, but that is really part of the Fargo’s story, how over the years this space has adapted to the times. “The old mansion part of the hotel maybe gone, but we can continue sharing that story as part of our community’s history. Meanwhile, other changes, like opening the windows on the lower level, will bring back some of the building’s original charm,” explained Michelle Donahoe, Executive Director of the Sycamore History Museum.

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Posted:  May 13, 2016

These are busy days at the Sycamore History Museum. We love seeing all of the visitors coming out to see our new exhibit. If you live nearby, you really should not miss out. Get this – the Associated Press has pick up the article about the “Faces of Sycamore” exhibit that appeared in the Daily Chronicle by Katrina Milton. Articles about our exhibit have appeared in the Rockford Register Star, Decatur Harold, as well as in Washington state, Pennsylvania and Georgia! And even more interesting to some, the article appeared in their “Celebrities” section.

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