'Teddy' highlights museum fundraiser

SYCAMORE – Who was a soldier, conservationist, athlete, philosopher, adventurer, Nobel Prize winner, scholar, teacher, visionary, father and President of the United States? Teddy Roosevelt. He is well known for his personality, range of interests and variety of achievements. See the 26th president come to life at the Sycamore History Museum’s Annual Winter Fund Raiser on Saturday, March 16 at St. Mary's Parish Activity Center, 322 Waterman St. in Sycamore.

Re-enactor Derek Evans will perform Theodore Roosevelt. Evans tours nationally and appears regularly at the Visitor’s Center of the White House, the Body Politic and the Court Theater. His performance highlights Roosevelt’s inner commitment to family values and protection of the environment, while making surprising connections to the present day.

“We are very excited to have Derek Evans as Teddy Roosevelt come to Sycamore. He has an amazing background and has performed for numerous groups throughout the country, including the White House. Sycamore is in for a big treat during this fundraiser,” said Michelle Donahoe, executive director of the museum.

In addition to the presentation, there will be a silent auction, desserts, coffee and cash bar sponsored by Taxco. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the history museum or the Sycamore Chamber of Commerce. Doors open at 6:30 and the presentation begins at 7 p.m. For more information call 815-895-5762 or visit

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