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The food on the American table may not define exactly what we are as a nation, but the traditions surrounding our foods speak volumes about who we are. Starting June 1, the DeKalb County History Center, in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street program, will host the “Food: Gathering Around the Table” exhibit in Sycamore.

The History Center is encouraging people to stop by and explore this exhibit that includes a variety of objects and even hands-on activities for children and families. There is also a touch-screen kiosk featuring interviews with people who have interesting connections to food. Visitors can continue their adventure at area history museums which will have related displays and programming. For a list of these museums, stop by the History Center and pick up an exhibit booklet or click here to view it online.
This exhibition is created by the DeKalb County History Center in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street program, and is generously sponsored by Meta with additional support from Old National Bank and Suter.
For more information about the exhibit or volunteer opportunities, visit DeKalbCountyHistory.org, call 815-895-5762, or visit the History Center at 1730 N. Main Street in Sycamore. Regular hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 am to 4 pm, and Saturdays from 12-3 p.m.; call for details about large group packages.

Arts in Action Exhibit

Arts in Action is designed to be a platform for community members and artists to tell their stories, especially for those whose voices have not always been heard. The work is ongoing, but the project goal is to build a stronger community by sharing, listening, and understanding the stories of everyone in the community.

This current exhibit will be open at the Ellwood House Museum until December 30.

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