Passport to Adventure – May 1-August 31
Sponsored by the Kane-DuPage Regional Museum Association (KDRMA), museum explorers of all ages searching for inexpensive, nearby entertainment opportunities this summer are in luck. Local museums throughout the Fox Valley and DuPage County area, including Oswego’s historic Little White School Museum, invite participants to embark on a quest to find fun facts, mysterious stories, amazing outdoors, and unbelievable history right here in their backyards. All the wonders that local museums have to offer including art, history and living history, science, games, and nature can be explored. Many sites have designed activities for those who participate in the program and will provide a stamp in each Passport booklet for visiting. The Adventure begins May 1 and concludes August 31, 2017. Begin your adventure and pick up a Passport at the Little White School Museum today!
Stories in the Park – Various Offsite Park Locations
Listen to stories, participate in finger plays, and sing songs all while enjoying the outdoors in a park setting. Participants are encouraged to bring a blanket to sit on and a picnic lunch to enjoy in the park following each program. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is recommended, but walk in registration at the program is welcome.
- June 13 = Hudson Crossing Park
- June 20 = Morgan Creek Park
- June 27 = Civic Center Park
- July 11 = Briarcliff Woods Park
- July 18 = Violet Patch Park
- July 25 = Waa Kee Sha Park
Family B-I-N-G-O Night
“B4” the summer fades away, share an evening playing Bingo together as a family. A parent must attend with their child. Pre-registration is recommended, but walk-in registration at the door is welcome. Everyone attending must register.
Thursday, August 17, 2017 6:00pm-7:00pm
Make Sunday your Family Funday. Unplug the electronics for the afternoon and connect the old fashioned way playing board games, cards, puzzles and more! Games will be provided for you to enjoy at your own pace. Stop in anytime between 1:00-4:00pm to create your fun. Complete your afternoon with a stroll through the museum to see what you may spy with your very own eye. Pre-registration is recommended, but walk-in registration at the door is welcome. A parent must attend with their child.
Scavenger Snap – Summer Scenes
Show us the world through your lens! This is a self-guided scavenger hunt for photographers of all ages, levels and abilities. You will receive a list of items to photograph by the deadline. Turn in your photos for judging and have them showcased in a gallery. Win prizes in different categories based upon your creativity and vision. Scavenger hunt lists and additional directions will be sent via email before the hunt begins July 1. Gallery showing and awards will be held July 30. All participants must pre-register for this snappy summer event!
Sunday, July 30, 2017 Gallery Show 12:00pm-5:00pm
Remembering Our Veterans
Discover 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. All ages are welcome at this free event! This event is hosted by the Oswegoland Heritage Association.
Saturday-Friday, November 4-10, 2017, 10:00am-5:00pm
Veterans Day, November 11, 2017, 10:00am-8:00pm
Sunday, November 12, 2017, 10:00am-5:00pm