As the Fox River Valley – including Oswego – opened to settlement, industrious pioneers established a variety of water-powered industries from Ottawa to Elgin, influencing early town planning. Pioneer manufactories adapted to changing technology and today, only remnants of the Fox Valley’s industrial roots survive. Discover the details of this development from 1825-1855 with presenter Michael Lambert who will guide you through this historic time in the Fox River Valley. Pre-registration is recommended, but walk in registration the day of the program is welcome. Hosted by the Oswegoland Heritage Association in partnership with the Oswegoland Park District. Suitable for ages 16+. $5.00 R/N.