Plan a Visit!

Beat the heat with some cool history! Stop in for a visit and discover the Oswego area’s rich history! Click here for hours and details.

Storytime at the Museum - August 6 @12 Noon

Make it a FriYAY and join us for Storytime on Friday afternoons this Summer. Kids, Parents, and Caregivers are welcome to bring a blanket, pack a picnic lunch, and sit on the lawn for either an imaginative reading or live performance. Pre-register through the Oswegoland Park District. Note: This FREE storytime will be held outdoors in Heritage Park on the grounds of the museum. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Museum will open at 11:30am so be sure to stop in!

Business & Industry History Walk - Aug 15

Journey back in time to discover the businesses and industry that once dotted the landscape of the Oswego area. Trace the spaces and places that served the community and learn about the people behind them.  Pre-registration through the Oswegoland Park District is required and space is limited.  This walk  travels the same route as the July walk.  Suitable for ages 16+. $5.00 R/N.

PrairieFest Quilt Show - Sep 4-6

Don’t miss the annual PrairieFest Quilt Show held over Labor Day Weekend this year! The Quilters Dozen will be on hand to answer questions and raffle this beautiful quilt to one lucky winner! Click here for  more details.

Museum Mystery Monday - Final Reveal!
We hope you enjoyed our summer Monday Museum Mystery and discovered a bit of local history! Be sure to join us for more events, exhibits,  and programs this fall. Registration opens this week for residents and non-residents and we can’t wait to see you! Click here for last week’s mystery item reveal!
  • 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.