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.


Members OnlyClick Here for Special Page Access
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!

The DeKalb County History Center
is open by appointment.

Researchers are welcome, but tours are not available

as staff is working on the next exhibit "History of DeKalb County in 100 Objects."

For any assistance, please contact us via email at info@dekalbcountyhistory.org or
phone at 815-895-5762.

Hours:

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

 

Address:

P.O. Box 502

1730 N Main St.
Sycamore, IL 60178

Phone:

(815) 895-5762

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
 

Current Exhibit

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

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