Family Programs

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!

Dear Soldier…

Thank a soldier or veteran by creating a handmade card just for them. All stationary and supplies will be provided and cards will be mailed following this program. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is recommended, but walk-in registration the day of the program at the door is welcome. Suitable for ages 7 and up. $5.00 (R)/(N).

Saturday, June 3, 2017 1:00pm-4:00pm

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, June 8, 2017 6:00pm-7:00pm
Thursday, August 17, 2017 6:00pm-7:00pm

Kick-Off to Flag Day

Prepare to celebrate National Flag Day by learning the meaning, history, care and tradition of the American Flag. Participants will be able to make a paper flag to take with them to celebrate Flag Day on June 14. Pre-registration is recommended but walk-in registration at the door is welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This program is presented in partnership with the Oswego Public Library District. FREE!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 2:00pm-3:00pm

Family Funday

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.

Sunday, June 25, 2017 1:00pm-4:00pm
Sunday, July 16, 2017 1:00pm-4:00pm
Sunday, August 27, 2017 1:00pm-4:00pm

Families Make STEAM

Explore the STEAM theme as a family creating, testing and learning together through hands-on activities. Families will work at their own pace as they test their science, technology, engineering, art and mathematical skills. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Each person attending must register for this program.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 6:30pm-8:30pm

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
Veterans Day, November 11, 2017
Sunday, November 12, 2017