Looking for a place to spend some quality family time? Family Fun Days at the Sycamore History Museum includes a wide variety of activities for the whole family.
This month there will be two special guests, local author Robert Dancey and illustrator Mark Olson. The event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. July 14. Throughout the day, Junior Docents will lead tours of the gardens and museum.
Dancey will talk about the process of writing a book, and share information about fossils including Illinois’s state fossil that are focus of his book, “I Found a Monster Today.” Olson will share his thoughts on what makes a great illustration.
Dancey and Olson have worked on two other books, “When the Wild West Came to Town” and “Young James Hickok and A Girl Named Hannah: A Story of the Illinois Underground Railroad.” They will be at the museum around 2 p.m.
“We are very excited to have Dancey and Olson come to the Sycamore History Museum,” Michelle Donahoe, executive director of the museum, said in a news release. “They make history come alive for young adults, just like we do at the museum.”
“The Family Fun Days are also a great opportunity for visitors to enjoy guided tours led by the Junior Docents. These young adults are so enthusiastic about local history, they are very excited to show off their knowledge about Sycamore,” she said.
Family Fun Days take place on the second Saturday of the month during the summer. There is a $5 charge per child, with a $20 family maximum. Coupons are available through many local summer reading programs.
For more information, call 815-895-5762 or visit www.sycamorehistory.org. The museum is located at 1730 N. Main St.