Adult Programs

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. The 2019-2020 program continues through April 30, 2020.

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 Manager, Tina Heidrich to share your unique history and story. Email Tina at to coordinate a time to visit the museum with your heirloom to be photographed and to tell its tale.

Early Industrial Development Along the Fox River

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.

Saturday February 29 1:30-2:30pm

Exhibit:”At Home in Oswego’s Past”

Discover the home life of Oswego are residents during the late 19th and 20th centuries through this special exhibit featuring seldom-seen items from the museum’s extensive collections. Designed by museum volunteer Stephanie Just and mounted by museum staff and volunteers, exhibit highlights include photographs, documents, and artifacts ranging from vintage textiles to furniture owned and manufactured in Oswego. All ages are welcome at this free event open daily during regular museum hours. Hosted by the Oswegoland Heritage Association in partnership with the Oswegoland Park District.

March 7– April 5

The Vintage Kitchen Tea

Kitchens are places where families have their meals, children do homework, friends and family congregate and meaningful conversation takes place. Enjoy an afternoon of tea and light refreshments while learning how and why kitchens became such focal points in our homes and how kitchen inventions, décor and styles have changed throughout history. Pre-registration is required. Suitable for ages 16+. $12.00 R/$19.00 N.

Saturday April 18 3:00-4:30pm