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DeKalb County History Center launches $1.5M campaign for new location

The DeKalb County History Center has launched a $1.5 million campaign for a new facility.
The DeKalb County History Center has launched a $1.5 million campaign for a new facility.

SYCAMORE – The DeKalb County History Center has launched the public phase of its "History Matters" fundraising campaign, with a goal to accumulate $1.5 million for a new facility.

The center has raised $1.2 million so far to build a 7,600-square-foot facility on the former Engh Farm property, 1730 N. Main St., Sycamore, which will accommodate the merge of the Joiner History Room and the former Sycamore History Museum, according to a news release from the center.

Construction for the new facility is underway, and completion is scheduled for the end of March. The grand opening is scheduled for May 11, which will coincide with the Smithsonian exhibit “Crossroads: Change in Rural America.”

Donations can be sent to the DeKalb County History Center, P.O. Box 502, Sycamore, IL 60178.

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

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