Welcome to the DeKalb County History Center!

DCHC, in partnership with the Joiner History Room, explores the diverse stories that are part of our county’s history; gather people together through exhibits, programs, and research; and inspire people to apply this knowledge to enlighten the decisions of tomorrow.

DCHC also is committed to building the capacity of local organizations by providing resources and opportunities for collaboration.


Mondays: CLOSED
Tuesdays: 10 am - 5 pm
Wednesdays: 10 am - 5 pm
Thursdays: 10 am - 5 pm
Fridays: 10 am - 5 pm
Saturdays: 10 am - 5 pm
Sundays: CLOSED



1730 N Main St.
Sycamore, IL 60178


(815) 895-5762

Our Mission

DCHC inspires curiosity in DeKalb County’s history by gathering, exploring, and inspiring people.
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Our Progress

Plans UnveiledJune 2018
Artist rendering of the new center

Ground BreakingAugust 2018
Ground Breaking at the new DCHC site

The Big MoveApril 2019
moving truck graphic on white background

Grand OpeningMay 2019
open door graphic on white background

Current Exhibit

On display until April 2019.
Beyond Grandma's Attic exhibit logo

Upcoming Events


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