Sycamore History Museum

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Sales from one DeKalb writer’s recent work could benefit a local history museum.

Clint Cargile held a book signing and lecture at the DeKalb County Community Foundation in Sycamore for his book In Search of a Fair Wind. It’s about Georgia Townsend Yates, who was from Sycamore but traveled across the country and sailed to Japan with her husband in the early 1890s. 

Several area museums have won awards from the Illinois Association of Museums.

Rockford’s Midway Village won Certificates of Excellence for the educational program “100th Anniversary Titanic Steerage Supper” and for Social Media and Websites. The Sycamore History Museum won a Certificate of Excellence for the exhibit “Why Sycamore Works.”