New Artifacts & Programming at DeKalb County History Center


While the Smithsonian exhibit is gone, DeKalb County’s story as it relates to change in rural America is on display with many new and unique artifacts! Check out an engine invented by Jacob Haish, Wally’s bike from Pumpkin Fest, corn sheller made by Sandwich Manufacturing Co. and much more!

Open Tuesday-Saturday | 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Closed Thursday, July 4
(No July Brown Bag/Local Lore program)

Visiting the exhibit is a great family activity – free admission for children under 14. They have a fun scavenger hunt, too!

One of the themes in the exhibit is rural festivals, including Kirkland’s 4th of July Festival.

Make sure to check out Kirkland’s 4th Of July Festival with events starting on July 3.

Garden Story Time
Thu | 10 a.m. | FREE, donations welcome
DeKalb County History Center

July 11 | “A Plant is Made of Parts”
July 18 | “Beautiful Butterflies”

Guided Walking Tours
Sun | 1 p.m. | $5 per person

July 7 | Main Street | State and Main
July 21 | Downtown Sycamore | Somonauk and State

For more information about these and other programs, call (815) 895-5762 or visit

DeKalb County History Center | 1730 N. Main Street | Sycamore, IL 60178

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