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Brown bag offers Sycamore exhibit sneak preview

A brown bag lunch will feature a sneak preview of the Sycamore History Museum exhibit “Faces of Sycamore: Our Community, Our Stories.” The exhibit features stories about people who have made a difference in Sycamore.
A brown bag lunch will feature a sneak preview of the Sycamore History Museum exhibit “Faces of Sycamore: Our Community, Our Stories.” The exhibit features stories about people who have made a difference in Sycamore.

“Generosity is contagious. People see it in Sycamore, and they just want to jump right in and help out.”

This quote is from Mayor Ken Mundy, and really sums up what happens in Sycamore on a regular basis. The Sycamore History Museum has applied this idea to an exhibit that demonstrates how local residents have shaped Sycamore over the years.

As part of the Brown Bag lunch series, Michelle Donahoe, executive director of the Sycamore History Museum, will provide a preview of the museum’s new exhibit, “Faces of Sycamore: Our Community, Our Stories.”

The program will be at noon Thursday, at the Sycamore Center, 308 W. State St.

The exhibit tells the story of people from today and yesterday, young and old, and men and women, all of whom have made a difference in Sycamore.

“Although the exhibit is a small sampling of people who have shared their talents, we hope that visitors will walk away with ideas about how they can contribute to the place many of us call home,” Donahoe said in a news release. “Some of the faces will be familiar such as Red Johnson and Clifford Danielson, while others are less well-known, but they all have service and passion in common.”

The exhibit will open to the public from 1 to 3 p.m. on April 16. People both historical and contemporary are featured. There are also interactives that will engage people in the stories that are shared in the exhibit. To complement the ideas presented in the exhibit, programs are scheduled throughout the year.

The Sycamore History Museum’s Brown Bag lunches are on the first Thursday of every month. The program is free, and donations are welcomed.

Coffee and cookies will be provided. Please note the April 7 program will be in the lower level of the Sycamore Center. For information, visit sycamorehistory.org or call 815-895-5762.

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