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DeKalb County History Center wins first award for exhibit

The DeKalb County History Center’s executive director, Michelle Donahoe, receives an Award of Excellence for the exhibit “Adventures to and from Sycamore” during the Illinois Association of Museums Award banquet.
The DeKalb County History Center’s executive director, Michelle Donahoe, receives an Award of Excellence for the exhibit “Adventures to and from Sycamore” during the Illinois Association of Museums Award banquet.

SYCAMORE – The DeKalb County History Center has received an award from the Illinois Association of Museums for the exhibit “Adventures To and From Sycamore,” according to a news release from the center.

An Award of Excellence for Best Practices from the association recognizes work of excellent quality that uses available resources well, is creative, and meets professional standards, according to the release. The review committee said it was impressed with the center’s “Kid Historian” video and liked how the project included an Altrusa grant that provided copies of the book “Tetro Breve” to local high schools and libraries, the release said.

This is the ninth Award of Excellence in exhibits for the former Sycamore History Museum and first for the DeKalb County History Center. The award-winning exhibit is no longer on display, but an online version is available at dekalbcountyhistory.org.

The DeKalb County History Center is located at 1730 N. Main St. Its hours are from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday. Admission for members and children younger than 14 is free, while adults cost $5 a person.

For information, call 815-895-5762 or visit dekalbcountyhistory.org.

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