The Illinois Lincoln Highway Traveling Exhibit is nearing the end of its run at Sycamore Public Library, where it is displayed on the second floor through the end of March. The exhibit traces the history of the route across Illinois from Fulton, on the Iowa border, to Chicago Heights on the Indiana border. The exhibit was created by the Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition and is sponsored at the library by the Sycamore Chamber of Commerce. Here it is at in July 2007 at the Joliet Area Historical Museum:
In April and May, it will be in Chicago Southland, site not yet announced;
June – DeKalb Oasis on I-88;
July, August, September – Morrison (no location yet);
October, November, December – Sterling;
January, February, March 2009 – New Lenox;
April, May, June – Chicago Southland area.
Sycamore is about 5 miles northeast of DeKalb via IL 23. The impressive-looking library was built in 1905 with $10,000 from the Carnegie Foundation. It was added to the National Register in 1978. Here’s a photo from its web site and a map from MapQuest showing how to get there from the LH.
Sycamore Public Library
103 East State Street
Sycamore, Illinois 60178
Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sundays, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm (September – May)