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Welcome from the Mayor

Sycamore (the home of the penny parking meter) welcomes you:

As the new Mayor of Sycamore, I want to welcome you to the quaint town of Sycamore. You will find it to be a historic town with a lot to offer. While visiting Sycamore you will find everything a person would want to find in shopping, sightseeing, dining or a leisure trip.

I would like to suggest a few things that make Sycamore a great place to see!

Midwest Museum of Natural History – The museum features geology and anthropology exhibits, live animals, hands-on interactive programming and a world-class collection of mounted animals from around the world, including one of the few mounted African elephants.

Sycamore History Museum – The Sycamore History Museum includes exhibits, research archives and a collection dedicated to preserving Sycamore’s past and present for the future. The rotating award-winning exhibits are especially designed to showcase the history and contributions that has shaped the City of Sycamore.
Sycamore Public Library – Sycamore Public Library, a historic cornerstone of the city, began in 1892, and opened its current location in 1905 with a contribution from the Andrew Carnegie Foundation. It has undergone several renovations and is now an active modern library that offers all forms of media and programs for its users, young and old.

Joiner History Room – The Joiner History Room is found in the Sycamore Public Library, and is the site of preserved history documents for DeKalb County. Their records include Civil War papers, newspaper files, old photographs and numerous boxes of manuscript materials.

Historic Sycamore Train Depot- the Historic Sycamore Train Depot was built by the Chicago and Northwestern as a railway station in 1865. It served as railway spur for many years. It has recently been converted to serve the community with meeting rooms, offices and a gathering place.

DeKalb County Courthouse – the DeKalb County Courthouse has had several locations. The current courthouse was built in 1906. It has been the site of several movies, has had a recent renovation and addition. “There is not a building in the state that is better adapted, more substantially built, or furnished in better taste” stated the Sycamore Prospectus, comparing the courthouse today and in 1906.

Dining and Shopping – Sycamore’s dining and shopping are among the things that make Sycamore a quaint place. This book is overflowing with ideas and places to shop and dine. I hope you will take the time to browse, stroll and enjoy all of the great opportunities in Sycamore!

As the new mayor, I welcome you to Sycamore and hope your time here is enjoyable. We hope you will return often and remember that “Life does offer more in Sycamore”.

Curt Lang
Mayor of Sycamore

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