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 assistant Amy Dahn to share your unique history and story. Email Amy at firstname.lastname@example.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.
Special Exhibit: “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 events such as member appreciation, flag retirement and postcards for veterans during this exhibit. 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.
November 1 – December 2
Lego® Trains in Action
Toy trains have always been a favorite of kids young and old. Enjoy an exciting display complete with trains, buildings, vehicles and people this holiday season. Open Saturday December 14 and Sunday December 15 during regular museum hours. Hosted by the Oswegoland Heritage Association in partnership with the Oswegoland Park District. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free.
December 14 & 15
The History of Toy Trains
Toy trains have fascinated children for over 100 years. From the live steam trains of the 19th century to modern garden railways of the 21st century, find out how toy trains began and how they evolved over the years. Bob Stekl, Little White School Museum Assistant Director, will guide you along the rails of history for an afternoon journey you won’t want to miss. 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)