Exploring Jacob Haish

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

DeKalb, Illinois is famous for barbed wire - but how much do you know about the people who invented it? Jessi Haish Larue, a Haish family descendant, will present and discuss “new” artifacts and research related to this lesser-known barbed wire entrepreneur. LaRue has been researching in the Joiner History Room since fall 2021 in […]

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Hands-On History featuring “Painting Possibilities”

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

The DeKalb County History Center is inviting families to discover fun stories connected to local artist Cora Miner. One of her pieces was showcased during the Chicago World’s Fair in 1933 and is featured in the History Center’s exhibit “History of DeKalb County in 100 Objects.” Miner also shared her artistic talents by giving people […]

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History of DeKalb County in 100 Objects Exhibit Opening

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

The DeKalb County History Center is excited to announce the Grand Opening of the long-anticipated exhibit "The History of DeKalb County in 100 Objects." The opening is scheduled for Saturday, October 2 from 10:00 – 4:00 p.m. With over 4,500 objects (not including photos, books, or archival materials) in the History Center’s collection, selecting 100 […]