Past Event

Journey Stories with Dr. Dennis Cremin

Dr. Dennis Cremin, Assistant Professor and Director of the History Center at Lewis University, will be the guest speaker for the opening of Journey Stories in Sycamore.

Dr. Cremin, one of the State Scholars for this Museum on Main Street project, will take a closer look at these national themes, and see how they relate to the state and local level during his presentation, "Journey Stories: From Our Backyard to the Nation."

Journey Stories

Journey Stories tells how we and our ancestors came to America. From Native Americans to new American citizens and regardless of our ethnic or racial background, everyone has a story to tell.

Our history is filled with stories of people leaving behind everything – families and possessions – to reach a new life in another state, across the continent, or even across an ocean.

Many chose to move, searching for something better in a new land. Others had no choice, like enslaved Africans captured and relocated to a strange land and bravely asserting their own cultures, or like Native Americans already here, who were often violently removed by newcomers.

This exhibition runs from May 30, 2009 – July 11, 2009, at the Engh Farm at 1730 North Main Street in Sycamore.

Exhibit Hours:

  • 10 AM – 4 PM: Tuesdays – Saturdays
  • 1 PM – 4 PM: Sundays

For more information, please contact the Sycamore History Museum at (815) 895-5762 or visit