Museum ready to play

SYCAMORE – Who doesn’t like to play? The Sycamore History Museum does, and it will play all year long when the new exhibit “Play” opens on Saturday, Oct. 13. Those who would like a sneak preview of the exhibit are invited to the October Brown Bag lunch on Thursday, Oct. 4.

“There are so many stories, mementos, and fun in this new exhibit,” said Michelle Donahoe, executive director of the museum. “The exhibit will feature a variety of objects like old toys, uniforms and other ordinary items that become special because they are connected to a favorite memory. Topics include Teen Town, Kid’s Day Parade, Midwinter’s Fair along with more current activities like Sycamore Youth Baseball, Girls Softball and AYSO soccer. The theme in the hands-on room is ‘Pretend,’ where children can play and learn more about their local history at the same time.”

Brown Bag Lunches are free, though donations are welcome. The talk will be held at noon Oct. 4 at the museum, 1730 N. Main St. in Sycamore. For more information, visit sycamorehistory.org.