Little White School Bulletin Board

For years, toy trains have been favorites of kids of all ages. So kids, young and old alike, are encouraged to make reservations to visit the Little White School Museum, 72 Polk Street, Oswego in April to enjoy some serious (and free) toy train entertainment.

If toy trains have delighted and entertained for decades, so have LEGO products. The two will combine at the museum on Saturday and Sunday, April 10-11 with “LEGO Trains in Action.” From noon to 4 p.m. both days, visitors will enjoy Joe Ellenbecker’s fascinating and exciting display complete with LEGO-based trains, buildings, vehicles, and people. See if you can spot any familiar Oswego buildings on his LEGO layout.

All ages welcome to this free, family-friendly event, hosted by the Oswegoland Heritage Association in partnership with the Oswegoland Park District. Email cheidrich@littlewhiteschoolmuseum or phone 630.554.4494 for more information.


The Little White School Museum, 72 Polk Street, Oswego, is celebrating Women’s History Month with a special, free online exhibit honoring the accomplishments of some of the community’s most determined women.

The exhibit includes mystery novelist Emily Murdock Van Deventer, who wrote under the pen name of Lawrence L. Lynch during the late 19th and early 20th centuries; Oswego business and property owner and single-mother adoptive parent Margaret Shepard Edwards; and mid- 19th Century school teacher Christianna Harkness, some of whose descendants still teach in the Oswego School District to this day.