Experience Local History

Try an I-Spy, play a game, pick up a Passport to Adventure or stroll through beautiful Heritage Park! Free activities available during regular museum hours

We Dig Fossils! - September 22

Try your hand at fossil hunting Use your investigative skills to decide. We will use simple materials to learn how to excavate fossils. Pre-registration is required. 1:00pm-2:30pm. Suitable for ages 5-12. $12(R)/$19(N).

The Vintage Kitchen Tea - September 29

Enjoy an afternoon of tea and light refreshments while learning how and why kitchens became focal points in our homes and how kitchen inventions, décor and styles have changed throughout history. Pre-registration is required. Suitable for ages 16+. $12.00 (R)/$19.00(N)

Oswego Cemetery Walk - Volunteer!

Interested in volunteering? Email Tina Heidrich at for details on how you can be involved!

Museum Store

Collectible gifts are available in the Museum Store. Visit the Museum during regular hours to shop or view items for sale.

  • 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 owned by the Oswegoland Park District. The Oswegoland Heritage Association operates the museum which is open to the public and is an archive of local Oswegoland history. Step in and take a step back in time.