The DeKalb County History Center, in partnership with the Joiner History Room, explores the diverse stories that are part of our county’s history; gathers people together through exhibits, programs, and research; and inspires 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.


Tour is Available NOW

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Visit the online exhibit: Click Image above

The best stories are those that help us understand ourselves, our community, and others. Thus, the featured objects reflect a wide variety of perspectives associated with DeKalb County history.

Out and About Travel App logo

Check out the NEW mobile app for your FREE self-guided tour into DeKalb County's history. Scan the QR code or Click the image to explore and be inspired!


Mondays: CLOSED
Tuesdays: 10 am - 4 pm
Wednesdays: 10 am - 4 pm
Thursdays: 10 am - 4 pm
Fridays: 10 am - 4 pm
Saturdays: 10 am - 4 pm
Sundays: CLOSED



P.O. Box 502

1730 N Main St.
Sycamore, IL 60178


(815) 895-5762

COVID GUIDELINES - October 2, 2021

In response to recent guidance by the CDC, IDPH and DeKalb County Health Department all Visitors, Staff and Volunteers are REQUIRED to wear masks while in the building.

We appreciate your cooperation.


Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 AM– 4:00 PM

Saturdays from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

or by appointment

Our Mission

DeKalb County History Center is committed to "Inspiring curiosity in DeKalb County’s history."

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History in Action

Tour the CampusClick Picture below
Eng Farm 1944

Google ClassroomsClick Picture below
Google Classroom Tutorial video

Tour Inside  Click below
History Center Lobby

Award-Winning Adaptation 2020
IAM Award for COVID Response

Current Exhibit

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

Upcoming Events


Current Exhibit

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

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