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Family 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.

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

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

Oswego Cemetery Walk

During this popular annual event, small groups will be guided through the cemetery to visit with the “ghosts” of early Oswego residents and pioneers at their gravesites. No registration is required. Arrive anytime during the event. Be sure to bring a flashlight, wear comfortable shoes, and expect moderate walking. Tours will leave every 5-10 minutes during the duration of the event. Participants should park on Main Street and use the South Entrance to the cemetery. Presented in partnership with the Oswegoland Heritage Association. In the event both dates are rained out, the event will be cancelled.

Thursday October 4 (rain date Friday October 5) 7:00pm-9:00pm

 

Explore the Night Sky

The night sky is full of treasures just waiting for you to explore! Join us along with a representative from the Fox Valley Astronomical Society for our very own “star party” at the Montgomery Campus of the Oswego Public Library District (1111 Reading Drive, Montgomery)! We will take a journey to the sky to investigate constellations, planets and star clusters. Enjoy a presentation, followed by an opportunity for outdoor viewing. In the event of inclement weather, the presentation will still be held. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration through the Oswegoland Park District is recommended, but walk-in registration, space permitting, will be available. Presented in partnership with the Oswego Public Library District. Free. PLEASE NOTE OFFSITE LOCATION: Montgomery Campus – Oswego Public Library District.

Tuesday October 2 7:00pm-9:00pm

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

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

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.