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Sycamore museums connect at Brown Bag event

Malwina Bardoni will share the stories connected to the Midwest Museum of Natural History’s diverse collection of animals representing countries throughout the world as part of the Sycamore History Museum’s Brown Bag Lunch talk on Sept. 7.
Malwina Bardoni will share the stories connected to the Midwest Museum of Natural History’s diverse collection of animals representing countries throughout the world as part of the Sycamore History Museum’s Brown Bag Lunch talk on Sept. 7.

Learn more about Midwest Museum of Natural History's diverse collection of animals representing North America, Africa, Asia and even Australia, at the Sycamore History Museum on Sept. 7.

Malwina Bardoni, director at the Midwest Museum, will present at the SHM’s Brown Bag lunch. She will discuss the various animals in the collection from North America and Africa. She also will bring live animals – a Russian tortoise native to Asia, a blue-tongued skink native to Australia, and a snake.

The talk is an opportunity to connect Sycamore’s two museums.

“While the Sycamore History Museum focuses on local history and the Midwest Museum collects animals – the story of adventure ties them together setting the stage to explore the themes introduced in SHM’s exhibit 'Adventures To and From Sycamore,' ” Michelle Donahoe, SHM executive director, said in a news release.

The Brown Bag will be held at noon at the Sycamore History Museum, 1730 N. Main St. The talk is free and open to the public; donations are welcome. For more information, call 815-895-5762 or visit sycamorehistory.org.

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