Welcome to the DeKalb County History Center!

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.


The DeKalb County History Center

remains CLOSED to the public due to COVID-19


Although museums are able to open with restrictions under Phase IV of Restore Illinois,

the DeKalb County History Center is still adjusting our policies and procedures

to ensure the safety of staff, volunteers, and the public.

We will remain TEMPORARILY closed to the public until we make further modifications

based upon government and industries standards. 


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

Inaugural ExhibitMay 2019
Artist rendering of the new center

Prairie StoriesMay 2019
Ground Breaking at the new DCHC site

Apple DayOctober  2019
moving truck graphic on white background

Brown Bag LunchFebruary 2020
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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