Sycamore tours expand to include downtown

SYCAMORE – The Sycamore History Museum will present three walking tours this summer, on the first and third Sundays of each month.

Tours on the first Sunday will feature Somonauk Street. Tours on the third Sundays of July and September will feature downtown Sycamore, and the third Sunday in August tour will feature Main Street.

Noted local historian Steve Bigolin will lead these tours. Tours leave from the southeast corner of the Sycamore Farmers Market at 1 p.m. and last about 90 minutes.

Cost of the tour is $5 a person, and handouts with information on highlighted locations will be provided.

The next tour will be downtown on Sunday, July 20.

Bigolin has led past Historic District tours of Somonauk and Main Streets as well as numerous local cemetery tours. He will discuss buildings that have to the history of downtown Sycamore and some of the most notable architecture of the area.

Bigolin is a master tour guide with a huge store of knowledge of DeKalb County history. Every year he likes add something new to the walking tours.

This year, he expanded the tour to include the downtown area.

For information, call 815-895-5762 or visit

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