The DeKalb County History Center, 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.

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

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2020 Historic Tour of Homes
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Historic Homes Tour

The DeKalb County History Center

is open with limited hours.

Reservations are required.


We welcome visitors with new health-safety measures in place. Visits are arranged by reservation only for reduced days and hours of operation. See the video below and view details to welcome you back.

  • Masks are Required

    Everyone must wear a mask inside the building in all areas.

  • Reservations are Needed

    Time slots reservations are required 24-hours in advance. Use the Sign Up button below.

  • If You Feel Sick, Stay Home

    Cancel your reservations if you are showing any symptoms for COVID, including fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea

Welcome Back

Temporary Hours

10 am - 2 pm

1 pm - 3 pm

Time Slots

Reservations Required

Reserve your visit time
at least 24 hours in advance by clicking button below or call us: 815-895-5762

Make Reservations here


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

DeKalb County History Center inspires curiosity in DeKalb County’s history by gathering, exploring, and inspiring people.

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History in Action

Tour the CampusClick Picture below
Eng Farm 1944

Prairie StoriesMay 2019
Ground Breaking at the new DCHC site

Apple DayOctober  2019
moving truck graphic on white background

Brown Bag LunchFebruary 2020
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Current Exhibit

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

Current Exhibit

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

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