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'PLAY'-time is almost over

Published: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 9:35 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 9:36 a.m. CDT
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A tour group visits the "PLAY" exhibit at the Sycamore History Museum. The exhibit will close March 28.

SYCAMORE – "PLAY," the current exhibit at the Sycamore History Museum, is about to close. Don’t miss your opportunity to see this award-winning exhibit that explores entertaining events, competitions, hanging out with friends, and playing games. This exhibit is fun for the whole family.

"PLAY: Stories, Mementos and Fun," is an opportunity to see how history is not just something from 100 years ago. Pictures and uniforms from Sycamore Youth Baseball and Softball are alongside AYSO and cheerleading uniforms. Events from last summer are highlighted in the exhibit.

"It is easy to forget that we are making history every day. It does not always have to be something from an old dusty book,” explained Michelle Donahoe, executive director of the Sycamore History Museum. “One of the favorite sections is about Trampoline Town, where Miss Illinois trained for competitions. A bench from the old Community Center and the projector used at the Sycamore Theater until recently are also popular artifacts. The display also includes a hands-on room where children can dress up, play restaurant, and even bowl."

The exhibit will close on March 28. The new exhibit, “General Dutton’s America, 1840-1900” will open April 26. Admission to the museum is $5 for people 14 and older, and free for visitors younger than 14. The museum is at 1730 N. Main St. in Sycamore, and is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday. For more information, call 815-895-5762 or visit sycamorehistory.org.

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