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Walking tours include downtown Sycamore

Published: Monday, June 30, 2014 10:21 a.m. CST • Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014 10:24 a.m. CST

The Sycamore History Museum, as part of the ongoing Historical Walking Tours of Sycamore’s Historic District, will present three walking tours during the summer.

On the first Sunday of the month, the tour will feature Somonauk Street, and on the third Sunday of the month will be a tour of downtown Sycamore (July and September) and of Main Street (August).

Noted local historian Steve Bigolin will lead the tours.

The tour will leave from the southeast corner of the Sycamore Farmers Market at 1 p.m. and will last about 90 minutes. Cost of the tour is $5 per person, and handouts with information on highlighted locations will be provided. The next tour will of Somonauk Street will be Sunday, and the next tour of downtown will be July 20.

Bigolin has previously led tours of Somonauk and Main streets, as well as numerous local cemetery tours. He will discuss buildings that have contributed to downtown Sycamore as well as some of the most notable architecture of the area.

The museum is located 1730 N. Main. For more information, call 815-895-5762 or visit

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