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Mother’s Day – Make and Preserve Memories

Honoring and celebrating mothers dates back to ancient civilizations; however the Mother’s Day celebrated in the U.S. dates to 1914. Discover more Mother’s Day History and for a special Mother’s Day project to share with any mother, Interview a Mom for Mother’s Day

May Day Basket History

May Day traditions date back to the 19th Century. Historically May Day baskets were filled with flowers, candies or small tokens that were left for someone unknowingly. Tradition says – if you were caught delivering a May Day basket you are supposed to get a kiss! Learn more about May Day Basket History or get directions to make your own May Day Paper Cone!


Earth Day & Oswego’s Environmental Crusader

April 22nd marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Local resident and teacher Jim Phillips took action as local legend “The Fox” bringing awareness to rampant pollution in the area. Those actions assisted in the  development of U.S. and state environmental protection agencies and helped to make the Fox River a cleaner body of water.

Celebrate Earth Day every day with activities to explore and learn as you have fun! Try your hand at a  Celebrate Earth Day Word Search or create your own fun with a Celebrate Earth Day Bingo card.

Fun First Facts!

  • Do you know when the first traffic light was installed in Oswego? How about the telephone? First business? Discover fun facts and interesting info in our Oswego Firsts Brochure.


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