DeKalb County History Center is committed to "Inspiring curiosity in DeKalb County’s history."
The DeKalb County History Center is committed to exploring our local history from a variety of perspectives; gathering people together through exhibits, programs, and research; engaging with people of diverse backgrounds to ensure they see themselves in our local history; and inspiring 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.
Volunteer for the Historic Homes Tour during 2023 Pumpkin Fest! Volunteer Training will be held at 10 AM on Saturday Oct. 21 at the History Center.
CLICK HERE to Sign Up!
Volunteers will receive an information packet about the Pumpkin Fest Historic Homes Tour and specific details about the house they are assigned to during the House Walk on October 29. Shifts are 2 1/2 hours and then all volunteers receive a free ($20 value) House Walk ticket.
Please call 815-895-5762 if you would like additional information.
Share Your Food Experience!
Every object has a story. The best stories are those that help us understand ourselves, our community, and others. This exhibit looks to objects - some at the History Center, while others are found throughout the county - to tell us stories, which are broken down into four themes: "Daily Life, Change, Special Events and Government."Click the image for the exhibit online.
Two awards for the mobile app!
In December 2022, the Illinois Excellence in Tourism Awards honored the most successful tourism marketing and advertising initiatives, from convention and visitor bureaus (CVBs) and tourism destinations. "Out & About DeKalb County" Mobile App was awarded for the Best Cooperative Partnership Budget B.
At the Upper Midwest Convention & Visitors Bureau's 2022 Fall Conference in Champaign, IL, the app received the Innovation Award.
Saturdays are FREE!
Come visit "History of DeKalb County in 100 Objects"
at no charge (a $5 value).
Tuesdays: 10 am - 4 pm
Wednesdays: 10 am - 4 pm
Thursdays: 10 am - 4 pm
Fridays: 10 am - 4 pm
Saturdays: 12 pm - 3 pm
1730 N Main St.
Sycamore, IL 60178