Archive: Galleries, Museums & History

KVAL Gallery on State

322 W. State Street, Sycamore, IL 60178 (815) 762-0885 kval-nfp.org KVAL provides exhibit opportunities for members at several area venues including the Northern Illinois Art Show held yearly in June on the Sycamore Courthouse Lawn, Holiday Arts and Crafts Market in November at the old Train Depot in Sycamore, an Affordable Art Sale ...read more

Blue Moon Bikes Vintage Sting Ray Museum

211 W. State Street, Sycamore, IL 60178 (815) 899-3100 BlueMoonBikes.com Blue Moon Bikes owner Rod Griffis has been an antique bicycle collector for more than a decade. He actively collects antique bikes, and Schwinn Stingrays are his specialty. Rod's collection is word-renowned for its completeness and authenticity. His extensive collection features Schwinn Stingrays ...read more

Sycamore Public Library

103 E. State Street, Sycamore, IL 60178 (815) 895-2500 SycamoreLibrary.org Although the Sycamore Public Library did not open its doors until 1892, we can trace its roots back to 1875 when a Chautauqua Scientific Circle was formed in Sycamore. Once members had completed the course, they established the Athena Literary Society in order ...read more

North Grove School Association

26745 Brickville Road, Sycamore, IL 60178 (815)762-3603 Tours by appointment northgroveschool.org North Grove School, 3 miles northwest of Sycamore, was built in 1878 by the Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Church as a parochial and Sunday school. Pupils of diverse ethnic backgrounds learned their lessons in Swedish, even several years after the DeKalb County public school ...read more

DeKalb County History Center

1730 N. Main Street 815.895.5762 dekalbcountyhistory.org The DeKalb County History Center has a large archival collection. Most requested resources include genealogical materials, information about property, general business records, but there is much more. The Museum houses a significant artifact collection which reflects daily life and special events in DeKalb County  history. Highlights include textiles, ...read more

Joiner History Room

103 East State Street, Sycamore 815.895.7271 joinerhistoryroom.org  The Joiner History Room is the DeKalb County Archives. The historical materials date back to the hand written minutes of the first session of the County Commissioners in 1837. As there has never been a fire to destroy any of the county valuable historical files, they ...read more

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