Visit our Galleries

Fall in love with the museum! 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.

"Back to School" Exhibit

School is back in session! Relive some of your glory days as you step back into the past while learning about the history of schools in our area. This exhibit focuses on some of the schools that have been in Oswego, starting in 1837, all the way to present-day.

Oswego Cemetery Walk - Oct 6

Experience history come to life during our annual Cemetery Walk! Participants will be guided through the cemetery to visit with “ghosts” of early Oswego residents and pioneers. Remember to wear comfortable shoes and bring a flashlight! Register here!

Fall Programming

Don’t LEAF yet! We have so many wonderful programs listed on our Fall Play Book, available now! Resident registration begins Tuesday, August 9 and non-resident registration begins Thursday, August 11.

  • 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.