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Family Fun Days return to Sycamore museum

Published: Monday, June 9, 2014 10:59 a.m. CST
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“Daily Life in the Civil War” is the theme for the Sycamore History Museum’s Family Fun Day on Thursday.

School is out and the Sycamore History Museum is ready to help families find fun and affordable activities for everyone. “Family Fun Days” returns from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.

The first theme of the summer is “Daily Life in the Civil War.” Participants will step back in time and discover what soldiers did when they were not fighting on the battlefield.

“This program is a great opportunity to spend an enjoyable day with your family and learn some local history at the same time,” Michelle Donahoe, executive director of the Sycamore History Museum, said in a news release. “Throughout the day, visitors will have the opportunity to experience marching drills, try food that was commonly eaten by the soldiers and play games that helped the men fill their free time.”

These activities are all connected to the exhibit, “General Dutton’s America.” Tours and a scavenger hunt also will be part of Family Fun Days. 

There is a charge of $5 per family. The museum is located at 1730 N. Main St. For more information, call 815-895-5762 or visit

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