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Family Programs

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. Suitable for ages 5 and up with an adult. Hosted by the Oswegoland Heritage Association. There is no charge for this program.

Saturday, September 30, 12:30pm-3:30pm
Sunday, October 1, 12:30pm-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 grave sites. 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.

Oswego Township Cemetery on South Main Street
Thursday October 5, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Rain Date: Friday October 6

Celebrating the Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Little House on the Prairie author Laura Ingalls Wilder turns 150 this year! Celebrate this milestone at the Little White School Museum with prairie and pioneer themed stories, crafts and activities. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is recommended, but walk-in registration the day of the program is welcome. Suitable for ages 5 and up with an adult. Presented in partnership with the Oswego Public Library District. There is no charge for this program.

Saturday, October 14 1:30pm-3:30pm

  Scavenger Snap – Fall Finds

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 October 1. Gallery showing and awards will be held October 29. All participants must pre-register for this snappy event! Suitable for ages 5 and up. $5.00 (R)/$7.00 (N)

Sunday, October 29  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

Hudson the Elf’s Very Merry Party

Santa is sending Hudson the Elf to the Little White School Museum this holiday season and you are invited to welcome Hudson to Oswego! Delight in the Elf on the Shelf story, create cool crafts, play holly jolly games, indulge in a festive treat and expect a visit from a very famous guest! Bring your camera to capture all the merry moments. Pre-registration is required. Everyone attending must register. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Suitable for ages 3 and up. $12.00(R)/$17.00(N)

Thursday, November 30, 5:00pm-7:00pm

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. . Pre-registration is recommended, but walk-in registration the day of the program at the door is welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Suitable for ages 7 and up. $5.00 (R)/(N)

Saturday, December 2, 1:00pm-3:00pm

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. Suitable for ages 3 and up with an adult. Hosted by the Oswegoland Heritage Association There is no charge for this program.

Saturday, December 9, 12:30-3:30pm
Sunday, December 10, 12:30-3:30pm

Nutcracker Holiday Story Time

Listen to an adapted version of the Nutcracker story and participate in holiday themed crafts and activities to celebrate the season. Children 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. Suitable for ages 3-7 with an adult. There is no charge for this program.

Monday December 11, 10:30-11:30am