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Adult Programs

Oswego Heirloom Project

Do you have a treasured family heirloom with its own story to tell? Artifacts tell their own tales while having the power to capture a moment in time. Let your story become a chapter in Oswego’s history! Schedule a time to meet with Little White School Museum assistant Amy Dahn to share your unique history and story. Email Amy at adahn@littlewhiteschoolmuseum.org to coordinate a time to visit the museum with your heirloom to be photographed and to tell its tale. Additional details will be sent via email once an appointment has been scheduled.

 

Whodunit? Murder in a Nutshell

Frances Glessner Lee is regarded as the mother of forensic science. During the 1940’s she hand-crafted meticulously detailed miniature death scenes, which she called the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, to aid police in honing their skills in crime scene investigation. In this special program YOU become the detective as audience members join Bill Tyre of the Glessner House Museum to unravel clues using descriptions, photographs and scene diagrams to determine – was it suicide, accidental death or murder? Pre-registration is recommended. Seats are limited. Walk-in registration at the door will be accepted if space allows. Suitable for ages 16+. $12.00 (R)/$15.00 (N)

Sunday October 21 1:00pm-3:00pm

Remembering Our Veterans

Discover the history of Oswego’s fighting men and women through an extensive display of rarely seen military artifacts selected from the museum’s permanent collection, including items used during the Civil War, World Wars I and II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, Iraq, and Afghanistan. A Wall of Honor will feature photographs of over 200 Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force personnel from the Oswego area and a special exhibit honors those military personnel with direct Oswego connections who were killed in action from the Civil War through Vietnam. Enjoy special daily events such as member appreciation, flag retirement and Postcards for Veterans during this exhibit. All ages are welcome at this free event! Hosted by the Oswegoland Heritage Association in partnership with the Oswegoland Park District.

November 3-11, 10:00am-5:00pm

Music of the First World War

World War One has been called the most musical of all wars. This discussion compares/contrasts the British and American experiences of the important year of 1916 through contemporary sheet music-in the case of the U.S., the Punitive Raid on Mexico, reaction to Edith Cavell’s shooting, opposition to America’s involvement, and the Preparedness Movement/Plasttsburg Movement with Britain’s Battle of the Somme, the appearance of the tank, and the British Shell Crisis. Pre-registration is recommended, but walk-in registration at the door is welcome. NOTE: The program will be held at the Oswego Campus – Oswego Public Library District, 32 West Jefferson Street, Oswego.Hosted by the Oswegoland Heritage Association in partnership with the Oswego Public Library District and Oswegoland Park District. Suitable for ages 16+. Free.

Saturday November 3 1:30pm-3:00pm

Postcards for Veterans

Create a postcard to brighten the day of a veteran during the Remembering Our Veterans exhibit. Supplies will be provided and postcards will be mailed following the program. Stop by between 10am and 5pm to create your postcard. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is recommended, but walk-in registration at the door is welcome. Hosted by the Oswegoland Heritage Association in partnership with the Oswegoland Park District. Free.

Saturday November 10 10:00am-5:00pm

Meet Mr. Lincoln!

Spend the afternoon with Abraham Lincoln one of the nation’s most beloved and esteemed historical figures. Mr. Lincoln (portrayed by Kevin Wood) will share his insight into the turbulent years from 1854-1865 when the United States was nearly torn apart by the prevailing issues of the time. After the presentation Mr. Lincoln will be available for questions, conversation and photographs. Children 7 and up accompanied by an adult are welcome. Pre-registration is recommended. Space is limited. Walk-in registration at the door will be accepted if space allows. $5.00(R) / $7.00(N).

Sunday December 16 2:00-3:30pm

Passport to Adventure Program

The Little White School Museum is a participating location in the KDRMA (Kane-DuPage Regional Museum Association) Passport to Adventure Program. Stop in to the museum and pick up a passport today! Begin or continue your adventure through local museums, nature centers, galleries and more. Great fun for any age all year long! Passports available daily during regular museum hours. For more information visit the KDRMA Passport to Adventure website.

Not Even Past: The History of Tallgrass Prairie and Bison in Northeastern Illinois

Many think of the pre-history of Illinois as that of an untrammeled prairie wilderness, covered with bison. When the Native Americans arrived, they hunted and came to depend on the bison for everything needed. These lifeways continued until the arrival of the Euro-American farmers who put the land to new uses, and ended the tallgrass prairie and the reign of the bison forever. But its not that simple. Join Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie Archaeologist and Tribal Liaison Joe Wheeler as we explore what the paleo-environmental and archaeological record say actually happened here. Pre-registration is recommended but walk-in registration at the door is welcomed. Hosted by the Oswegoland Heritage Association in partnership with the Oswegoland Park District. $5.00 (R)/(N). Suitable for ages 16+.

Art of Meditation

Join us in a relaxing setting while learning how to calm the mind and develop inner peace. We will work to eliminate stress and tension common in everyday life by using breathing and relaxation to aid in meditation. Class will teach you to treat your mind, body, and soul through the use of the beneficial techniques of meditation that are sure to become a part of your life forever. Feel free to bring a mat or blanket to class. Program information and registration through the Oswegoland Park District.

Candlelight Yoga

Step inside one of Oswego’s most historic buildings and enjoy the ambiance of stained glass windows, wood panel floors, and soft candlelight as you take part in a relaxing evening yoga practice. Find new energy through breath-work and deep stretches guaranteed to give you a more restful night’s sleep, ready to calmly take on the week ahead. Modifications given as needed, class is appropriate for all levels. Please bring a yoga mat to class.  Program information and registration through the Oswegoland Park District.

Yoga Flow and Stretch

A class for new moms & moms-to-be. Enjoy modified poses and gentle stretching that will allow your body to prepare for or recover from childbirth. Use breath, body, and mind awareness for deep relaxation and added energy. All levels of pregnancy and postnatal recovery welcome. Please bring a mat to class. Program information and registration through the Oswegoland Park District.

Yoga Fundamentals

Focus on form and proper alignment in this class designed to unite body and mind in a meditative yoga practice. Iyengar inspired – Integration of props to accommodate for all levels and body types. If you are looking for a supplement to your usual fitness routine, are suffering from an injury, or chronic condition then this is the class for you! Class is appropriate for all levels. Please bring a yoga mat to class. Program information and registration through the Oswegoland Park District.