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Youth Programs

Monday Mystery at the Museum

What’s inside the mystery box? Ask questions, discover clues then make a guess! Once you solve the Monday Mystery, read stories and participate in activities related to the hidden theme. Participants must be accompanied by an adult. Presented in partnership with the Oswego Public Library District. Pre-registration is recommended, but walk-in registration at the door is welcome.  Suitable for ages 3 and up with an adult. There is no charge for this program.

Mondays: Sep 10, 17, 24 and Oct 1, 15, 22, 10:30-11:00 am

Cities of the Dead

Cemeteries have traditionally been known by the nickname “Cities of the Dead”. A reflection of the living world, cemeteries appear worldwide and can be park-like or sprawling. Discover local history, burial customs and tombstone symbolism at the Oswego Township Cemetery. Bring a blanket and wear comfortable shoes. The program will be held at the Oswego Township Cemetery 467 Main Street, Oswego. Pre-registration is required. Suitable for ages 13+. $12.00 (R)/$19.00 (N).

Saturday September 29 1:00pm-2:30pm

Apple Head Carving

Have some fun with a yummy and versatile apple. Since the Oswego area was settled, apples have been baked, canned, dried, and pressed. Now you can carve your own apple head complete with eyes, nose, and a mouth. This traditional folk art is a great fall decoration and can be used as a ‘spooky’ addition to your Halloween fun. Children must attend with an adult. Stop in anytime between 12:30-3:30pm to create your apple head. 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 5+ with an adult. Free.

Saturday September 29 12:30-3:30pm

Sunday September 30 12:30-3:30pm

Escape the Room

Join a team of players to solve the puzzles and clues in order to Escape the Room. Guaranteed to be an adventure you don’t want to miss! Presented in partnership with the Oswego Public Library District. Pre-registration through the Oswego Public Library is required. (www.oswego.lib.il.us) Suitable for ages 8-11.

Monday October 8 10:30am-12:00pm or 1:00pm-2:30pm

 

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.

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

Harry Potter Mania

All wizards, witches, muggles and no-mags are invited to join us for a fantastic time! Drop-in for some Harry Potter themed activities and other beastly fun. Activities will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. All children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is recommended but walk-in registration at the door is welcome. Presented in partnership with the Oswego Public Library District. Free.

Saturday November 17 1:00pm-2:00pm

 

Christmas Decorations – Victorian Style

Stop by the Little White School Museum between 12:30 and 3:30pm and make holiday decorations that you can take home and share. These Victorian themed crafts will add a special touch to any celebration. Children must attend with an adult. 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 3+ with an adult. Free.

Saturday December 8 12:30-3:30pm

Sunday December 9 12:30-3:30pm

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

Family Yoga

Get the whole family together for a fun and explorative class including gentle yoga, partner poses, games, music, and meditation. A great way to teach your children the importance of the mind/body connection! Every two children must be registered with at least one adult. Price is per adult. Please bring a yoga mat to class. Registration through the Oswegoland Park District.

TOTasana: Parent & Toddler Yoga

Share the fun of yoga with your child and playfully interact through animated poses, breathing exercises, games, and story time. Parent must accompany child. Please bring a yoga mat to class. Registration through the Oswegoland Park District.