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New Hours - Plan a Visit!

Plan a visit during our expanded morning, afternoon, and evening hours! Make your reservation here. 

Explore Heritage Park

See what’s blooming in Heritage Park on the grounds of the museum! Download an Outdoor I-Spy activity sheet here for a fun way to explore the grounds and plan a visit to the museum!

Brick by Brick: Tracing Your Home's History - May 22

If walls could talk…Was your home moved, damaged by fire, or enlarged to accommodate a growing family? Spend the afternoon with Oswegoland Heritage Association Board member Tina Beaird as she provides strategies for researching the history of your home by using government records, newspapers, phone directories, maps, and other resources. Every home tells a story, what does yours say? Suitable for ages 16+. $5.00 R/N. Click here to pre-register.

May is National Preservation Month!

May is dedicated to a month of celebrating and preserving history and heritage. From notable buildings to your own backyard, preserving these valuable places, stories, and artifacts today define tomorrow’s history. Want to get started from home? Click here to begin your preservation journey!

Happy Mother's Day
Honoring and celebrating mothers dates back to ancient civilizations; however the Mother’s Day celebrated in the U.S. dates to 1914. Take time to preserve an oral history of your own mother or a mother you know! Click here for more Mother’s Day History and a starter guide to Interview a Mom for Mother’s Day.
  • 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.