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New exhibit previewed at brown bag lunch

Who doesn’t like to play? The Sycamore History Museum does, and it will be playing all year long when their new exhibit “Play” opens on Oct. 13. Those who would like a sneak preview of the exhibit are invited to the October Brown Bag lunch on Thursday.

Michelle Donahoe, executive director of the Sycamore History Museum, will lead the talk.

“There are so many stories, mementos, and fun in this new exhibit,” she said in a news release.

The exhibit will feature a variety of objects from old toys, uniforms and other ordinary items that became special because they are connected to a favorite memory. Topics include Teen Town, Kid’s Day Parade, Midwinter’s Fair along with more current activities such as Sycamore Youth Baseball, Girls Softball and AYSO soccer.

The theme in the hands-on room is “Pretend,” where children can play and learn more about their local history at the same time.

Brown Bag Lunches are held at noon on the first Thursday of the month at the Sycamore History Museum, 1730 N. Main St. Talks are free and open to the public. Coffee and cookies are provided.

For more information, call 815-895-5762 or visit


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