Visit our Galleries

Beat the heat with some cool local history! Stop in to discover Oswego’s rich history in our main gallery room and check out our temporary exhibits on display in the Roger Matile Room! Click here to see our hours of operation.

Summer Programming

Looking for something to do this summer? View our Summer Play Book online now! Resident registration begins Tuesday, May 10 and non-resident registration begins Thursday, March 12.

Local Author Meet & Greet - June 9

Looking for a new book to read this summer? “The Civil War of Amos Abernathy” features local Illinois history and current social issues all mixed in a fantastic novel! Stop by the museum on June 9th 6-7:30 to meet the author and pick up a copy. This is a FREE event! (cost of book is extra)

"Face the Fox" Exhibit

The Little White School Museum proudly presents a special exhibit created by undergraduate students at Aurora University. This exhibit focuses on local environmentalists who preserved the ecosystem and fought for change in order to protect communities in the Fox River Valley. On display now until August 4th.

  • The Little White School Museum Welcomes You

    The Little White School Museum located at 72 Polk Street in downtown Oswego, IL holds the rich history of the community and reflects the spirit of its early residents. Built as a church in 1850, then used as a school until the mid 1960’s, the building is now a community museum open to the public and an archive of local Oswegoland history. The Oswegoland Heritage Association operates the museum in partnership with the Oswegoland Park District. Step in and take a step back in time.