Looking for something fun to do, and stay close to home? The Sycamore History Museum continues to offer a variety of programs for all ages. They are also excited to announce some new summer partnership in addition to their regular programs!
Guided Walking Tours will be offered on July 2 and July 16. The July 2 tours kicks off a new tour. Stephan Bigolin will be sharing information about homes along DeKalb Avenue. Then, on July 16 people can learn the stories behind the buildings located in the heart of downtown Sycamore. These tours start at 1:00, and cost $5 per person. They last about 1 ½ hours. Bring comfortable shoes and water.
For those interested in taking care of their special photos and art work, Ken Evans from Franklin’s Frames and Art will share his recommendations during the July 6th Brown Bag lunch. This program is free, but donations are appreciated. This talk is held at the Sycamore History Museum and begins at 12:00 p.m.
Garden Story Times continue in July! On July 13 children will discover why “All Plants of a plant are Yummy” and on July 20 they will learn about “Beautiful Butterflies.” Children 3-6 listen to stories, sing songs, and make a craft during these fun mornings. The program is free, but registration is encouraged.
Then, as part of the Sycamore History Museum’s new exhibit, “Adventures To and From Sycamore” they are working with both the North Grove School Association and the Midwest Museum of Natural History. North Grove School is hosting their Summer Open House on June 24-35, which will feature stories about early immigration. This connects to SHM’s story of Gustaf Carlson a Swedish immigrant featured in their display. The Midwest Museum of Natural History has a scavenger hunt where visitors can explore the museum’s diverse collection of animals around the world, and discover how many places are represented in their displays. The scavenger hunt will be available from June 1 – August 31.
Finally, all members and those interested in the Sycamore History Museum are encouraged to attend the Annual Meeting on Wednesday, July 19 at 5:30 p.m. Brats and hot dogs will be provided, guests asked to bring a dish to share for this potluck dinner. Guided tours of the exhibit will be offered, and visitors will be encouraged to take a turn at panning for gold like Preston Jones did during his adventure to Alaska in the 1890s.
For more information about these programs and more events at the Sycamore History Museum, please visit sycamorehistory.org or call 815-895-5762. The Museum is located at 1730 N. Main Street, and it is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10:00 -3:00 or by appointment.
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