To the surprise of many, Sycamore was a host to a POW Camp during World War II. This camp was located along Park Avenue, the current location of Upstaging. The German prisoners worked at the Sycamore Preserve Works and local farms. Derrick Burres will share his research on this topic, including a recent addition to the museum collection – a photo of the camp. This talk will be part of the series connected to the Sycamore History Museum’s current exhibit, “Why Sycamore Works.” Sponsored by the Mary E. Stevens Concert and Lecture Fund. This program accompanies the exhibit “Why Sycamore Works,” which continues to September 30.
Come learn at Sycamore 101, “Sycamore’s POW Camp”, this Wednesday, June 27, at 7pm the Sycamore History Museum. The cost is $5 per person. The Sycamore History Museum is located at 1730 N. Main Street in Sycamore.