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Sites partner for Kid’s Day off of School Program

The DeKalb County History Center, Midwest Museum of Natural History, North Grove School Association and Sycamore Library are working together to offer a “Kid’s Day Off of School” program on Monday, Jan. 20.
The DeKalb County History Center, Midwest Museum of Natural History, North Grove School Association and Sycamore Library are working together to offer a “Kid’s Day Off of School” program on Monday, Jan. 20.

Looking for something fun and educational for your children or grandchildren on Martin Luther King Day?

The DeKalb County History Center, Midwest Museum of Natural History, North Grove School Association and Sycamore Library are hosting the Kid’s Day Off Program on Jan. 20. These partners will explore stories connected to Martin Luther King and local history combined with related crafts and activities.

“The first time we offered this program in October, we received some great feedback. Families had a fun morning getting involved with a wide variety of projects as well as learning more about great local resources,” Michelle Donahoe, executive director of the DeKalb County History Center. Connecting families with some area treasures is a wonderful combination to fill a morning on a day off of school.”

The DeKalb County History Center, Midwest Museum of Natural History, North Grove School Association and Sycamore Library will lead craft activities in 30-minutes sessions, allow travel time between each location, and then start another fun session. Registration is strongly encouraged, as there are limited slots at each location. When you call to reserve your spot, you will pick your starting point and then be assigned a rotation of stops. There is a charge of $5 per child with a max of $15 per family, which can be paid on the day of the event. When you check in at the first stop, you will be given a ticket with your schedule.

The participating locations include the DeKalb County History Center, 1730 N. Main St., Midwest Museum of Natural History, 425 W. State St., and the Sycamore Library, 103 E. State St. The North Grove School Association will hold its activity at the DeKalb County History Center.

To register or for more information, call the History Center at 815-895-5762.

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