History Center launches $1.5 million campaign for new location

February 26, 2019

SYCAMORE – The DeKalb County History Center launched its public phase of its “History Matters” capital campaign goal of $1.5 million for a new facility.

The center has raised $1.2 million so far to build a 7,600-square-foot facility on the former Engh Farm property, 1730 N. Main Street in Sycamore, which will accommodate the merge of the Joiner History Room and the former Sycamore History Museum, according to a news release from the history center.

Construction for the new facility continues and completion is scheduled for the end of March. The grand opening is scheduled for May 11, which will coincide with the Smithsonian exhibit “Crossroads: Change in Rural America.”

Donations can be sent to the DeKalb County History Center, P.O. Box 502, Sycamore, IL 60178.

For more information, visit dekalbcountyhistory.org or call 815-895-5762.