DEKALB COUNTY HISTORY CENTER

DCHC inspires curiosity in DeKalb County’s history by gathering, exploring, and inspiring people.

aka DCHC   |   SYCAMORE, IL   |  https://www.dekalbcountyhistory.org/

Mission

DCHC, in partnership with the Joiner History Room, explores the diverse stories that are part of our county’s history; gather people together through exhibits, programs, and research; and inspire people to apply this knowledge to enlighten the decisions of tomorrow. DCHC also is committed to building the capacity of local organizations by providing resources and opportunities for collaboration.

Ruling year info

1999

Executive Director

Mrs Michelle Donahoe

Main address

1730 N. Main Street

SYCAMORE, IL 60178-0502 USA

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EIN

36-4321529

NTEE code info

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

History Museums (A54)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

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Brown Bag / Local Lore

Once a month, a knowledgeable speaker will present an hour-long program about history relevant to DeKalb County. All Programs are free of charge.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The typical Pumpkin Fest Historic Homes Tour, sponsored by the DeKalb County History Center (DCHC), has gone virtual. Find a safe way to discover historic homes not only in Sycamore, but other areas around the county. Available through March 12, 2022. Find more at: https://www.dekalbcountyhistory.org/housewalk-intro2021/

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! “History of DeKalb County in 100 Objects” Every object has a story. The best stories are those that help us understand ourselves, our community, and others. This is what draws us to objects, that make them represent more than their physical purpose, what makes them have meaning for us, what makes them seem infused with memories. This exhibit looks to objects - some at the History Center, while others are found throughout the county - to tell us stories, which are broken down into four themes: "Daily Life, Change, Special Events and Government."

Population(s) Served
Adults

Hands-on History – Caring the Torch
The History Center is proud to announce a new series of programs for families called “Hand-on History.” On the second Saturday of the month, families are invited to take a closer look at some of the objects featured in the new exhibit “History of DeKalb County in 100 Objects.” Stories, fun facts, and interactive activities are all part of this drop off program.

Sign up to to discover more. Program runs from 1:00 – 3:00 PM. The program is a $3 charge per child – paid upon arrival at the event.

For more information call 815-895-5762. Registration recommended: Register on Eventbrite.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Arts in Action is a project developed by the DeKalb County History Center and Ellwood House Museum to investigate the history of race relations in DeKalb County through historical research and a collaboration with contemporary artists. Nine visual artists and five poets were selected for the initial project. Their work will be presented through the themes of fear, exclusion, community, and hope. Community members have participated by telling their stories or by assisting with research. A virtual exhibit of the research and the artists’ works will begin on March 31, 2021, with related programming being offered to continue the conversation.

The project will continue development in 2022.

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DEKALB COUNTY HISTORY CENTER

Board of directors
as of 12/27/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Tom Matya


Board co-chair

Dave Finney

John Boies

Kevin Bunge

Steve Faivre

Dave Finney

Bill Lenschow

Tom Matya

Carol Meeks

Orrin Merritt

Bob Pritchard

Anna Schelkopf

Jill Tritt

Jamie Walter