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Sycamore Woman’s Club donation supports history

Published: Saturday, May 18, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

The Sycamore Woman’s Club has been part of Sycamore’s history for more than 100 years. Recently, the club made a donation to the Sycamore History Museum to help preserve some of the community’s treasures. The funds will be used to purchase archival supplies to protect papers or objects in order to preserve them for future generations.

“Many people know that museums collect ‘old things,’ but most do not realize the cost that goes into preserving these clues to the past,” Michelle Donahoe, executive director of the Sycamore History Museum, said in a news release. “Most of the supplies we need have to be ordered from special archival companies – simple archival boxes and folders can run over $100. We truly appreciate the support from the Sycamore Woman’s Club. It is through their help we are able to meet our mission of preserving the past for the future.”

The Sycamore History Museum is located at 1730 N. Main St. The archives and museum are open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and 10 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays. Researchers are encouraged to make an appointment.

For more information, visit www.sycamorehistory.org or call 815-895-5762.

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