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

Classic Stories & Crafts - September 18 @10 AM

Start a new Saturday morning tradition! Timeless classic books and stories to delight all ages and crafts that extend the story or theme are sure to create lasting memories! Schedule in this special time to share together! Extend your experience before or after this special time with a visit to the museum gallery. Registration is per person and children must be accompanied by an adult. Suitable for ages 5-8 with an adult.


Downtown Barns History Walk - Sept 19 and Oct 3

Ever notice the barns in Oswego’s downtown? The history surrounding them will be covered in this unique walking tour. Pre-registration through the Oswegoland Park District is required and space is limited. The walk will last approximately 1 hour. Presented by the Oswegoland Heritage Association in partnership with the Oswegoland Park District. NOTE: This walk travels the same route for the September and October Walks. Suitable for ages 16+. $5

Oswego Cemetery Walk - Oct 7

Experience community history through the stories of those who have called the area home during the 20th Oswego Cemetery Walk. Participants will be guided through the cemetery to visit with the “ghosts” of early Oswego residents and pioneers. Pre-registration through the Oswegoland Park District is required and can be found here. $5

Remembering Our Veterans - Nov 10-28

Discover the history of Oswego’s fighting men and women through an extensive display of rarely seen military artifacts selected from the museum’s permanent collection, including items used during the Civil War, World Wars I and II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Limited engagement open during regular museum hours. Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free.

  • 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.