DeKalb County History Center

1730 North Main Street

Sycamore IL,60178


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DCHC, in partnership with the Joiner History Room, explores the diverse stories that are part of our county’s history; gather people together through exhibits, programs, and research; and inspire people to apply this knowledge to enlighten the decisions of tomorrow.
DCHC also is committed to building the capacity of local organizations by providing resources and opportunities for collaboration.

Tues-Sat 10am-3pm

PLEASE NOTE: The History Center’s exhibit and archives will be temporarily closed until they open in their new building this coming spring. Staff and volunteers will be spending time planning the move, packing up artifacts, creating inventories, and developing the local county story that will be part of the traveling Smithsonian exhibit “Crossroads: Change in Rural America.” The last day to visit or research will be December 19, 2018. The new building will include a dedicated education/program space, exhibit space, and the Joiner History Room. The History Center is working closely with a variety of organizations to ensure artifacts, exhibits, and programming will represent the diverse stories and experiences of DeKalb County. The History Center will reopen in May 2019.