Adult Programs

Oswego Cemetery Walk

Experience community history through the stories of those who have called the area home during the 20th Oswego Cemetery Walk. Participants will be guided through the cemetery to visit with the “ghosts” of early Oswego residents and pioneers. Pre-registration through the Oswegoland Park District is required. Register early – space is limited! Participants should be able to walk for 75 minutes, wear comfortable shoes, and are encouraged to bring a flashlight. Parking is available along Main Street and n the area near the cemetery. An adult must accompany all children. Registration is per person. Presented in partnership with the Oswegoland Heritage Association. NOTE: The event takes place at the Oswego Township Cemetery, Main Street, Downtown Oswego. $5 R/N

Thursday October 7


Oswego History Walk – Barns

Ever notice the barns in Oswego’s downtown? Curious about them? Did you think they could only be found on the the area’s farms? These answers and the history surrounding them will be covered in this unique walking tour of some of the barns still standing today. Pre-registration through the Oswegoland Park District is required and space is limited. The Walk will be held outdoors and participants should be able to comfortably walk for approximately 1 hour. The event begins and ends at the Little White School Museum. Presented by the Oswegoland Heritage Association in partnership with the Oswegoland Park District. NOTE: This walk travels the same route for the September and October Walks. Suitable for ages 16+. $5 R/N

Sundays – September 19 and October 3 at 2:00pm

Try-It Illinois

Try-It Illinois, sponsored by the Illinois State Library, is available for 6 weeks each fall from October 1 to November 15. Hundreds of databases are available to try for free giving the family historian unprecedented access to databases spanning all fields from Genealogy and history to business and science.A typical year includes access to sites like, Fold3, Historic Mapworks and so much more! Oswegoland Heritage Association board member Tina Beaird will walk you through how you can use these genealogy, and non-genealogy sites to trace your family tree. Pre-registration through the Oswegoland Park District using program #21192 is recommended however walk-ins will be welcome, space permitting. Hosted by the Oswegoland Heritage Association in partnership with the Oswegoland Park District. Suitable for ages 16+. $5 R/N

Saturday October 9 at 1:30pm


Meditation & Yoga

Through the Oswegoland Park District, several meditation and yoga programs are enjoyed in the tranquil space of the museum’s Roger Matile Room or in beautiful Heritage Park on the grounds of the museum.  Pre-registration is required. Visit



Museum from Home

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