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Picturing Women Inventors Exhibit

On exhibit now, Picturing Women Inventors is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, in collaboration with the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation and the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and is sponsored by Lyda Hill Philanthropies IF/THEN Initiative and Ericsson. Discover twelve-year-old Alexis Lewis with her adaptation of a traditional Native American sled, called a travois, a creation to simplify the way to transport families and their belongings in Somalia. Photo by Michelle Fishburne, courtesy of Alexis Lewis.

Oswego History Walk - Jul 18 & 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.  Both dates travel the same route.  Suitable for ages 16+. $5.00 R/N.

Discover Oswegoland's Dairy Industry

Originating in 1937 as National Milk Month to promote milk drinking, the month now recognizes all the dairy industry provides to the world. Celebrate National Dairy Month with our special exhibit highlighting all things dairy!

Museum Mystery Monday

Is it a person, place, or thing? Solve the mystery and learn local history! Family heirlooms  were packed and traveled in this from afar. It is also a place you may pack things in your car.  Can’t wait for the item reveal next week? Stop into the gallery and take a peek! 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.