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Family Programs

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 begins May 1.

 

Stories in the Park

Spend the morning in one of the beautiful Oswegoland Park District parks! 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 drop-ins are welcome.  Program meets Tuesday mornings 10:30am-11:15am at various locations. Suitable for ages 2+ with an adult. Free.

July 23 – Whispering Woods Park

July 30 – Jaycee Park

August 6 – Civic Center Park

August 13 – Barnaby Park

 

Special Exhibit: “Picturing Oswegoland

View hundreds of historic photographic images of the village, its residents, and the surrounding area. The exhibit’s images will range from professional portraits to commercial picture postcards, to family snapshots, all drawn from the museum’s collection of more than 10,000 historic photographic prints and negatives. The exhibit will include Ambrotypes, Daguerreotypes, images created from glass negatives, and other photographic images. The exhibit, open daily during regular museum hours, is hosted by the Oswegoland Heritage Association in partnership with the Oswegoland Park District. Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by and adult. Free.

August 1-September 1

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.

 

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 October 5 12:30-3:30pm

Sunday October 6 12:30-3:30pm

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 7 12:30-3:30pm

Sunday December 8 12:30-3:30pm