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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 continues through April 30, 2020.

 

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 Tina at cheidrich@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.

 

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

Lego® Trains in Action

Toy trains have always been a favorite of kids young and old. Enjoy an exciting display complete with trains, buildings, vehicles and people this holiday season. Open Saturday December 14 and Sunday December 15 during regular museum hours. Hosted by the Oswegoland Heritage Association in partnership with the Oswegoland Park District. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free.

December 14 & 15

Victorian Valentine Make & Take

Valentine’s Day traditions are wide-ranging, but usually involve the exchange of some love token or small gift with one’s Valentine. At one time, these tokens were hand-made Valentines. Participants will get to create their own home-made Valentine similar to ones made in the 1890s. There will also be a special exhibit displaying antique Valentines. Children must attend with an adult. Stop in anytime between 12:30 – 3:30 pm to create your Valentine. 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. Suitable for ages 3+ with an adult. Free.

Saturday February 8 12:30-3:30pm

Sunday February 9 12:30-3:30pm

All Aboard the Circus Train!

Step right up! and onto the rails of the circus train! Learn how the circus train began, evolved and was used to move these traveling shows of wonder to their performance destinations, while creating a train car from a shoebox! Participants may work as individuals, pairs or groups. Registration is by circus car. A shoe box, glue, paper and embellishments will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring along any extra materials to make their circus train unique; however glitter is prohibited. Fee is per circus car. If multiple people will be working on one car, only one person needs to register. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Participants in this class will have the opportunity to showcase their circus car as part of the Circus Spectacular on Sunday, March 29. Pre-registration is required. Suitable for ages 5+ with an adult. $18.00 (R)/$25 .00(N).

Sunday February 23 2:00-3:00pm

Special Exhibit: “At Home in Oswego’s Past”

Discover the home life of Owego are residents during the late 19th and 20th centuries through this special exhibit featuring seldom-seen items from the museum’s extensive collections. Designed by museum volunteer Stephanie Just and mounted by museum staff and volunteers, exhibit highlights include photographs, documents, and artifacts ranging from vintage textiles to furniture owned and manufactured in Oswego. All ages are welcome at this free event open daily during regular museum hours. Hosted by the Oswegoland Heritage Association in partnership with the Oswegoland Park District.

March 7– April 5

Mother’s Day Make & Take Activity

Honor your mom with a special bouquet of hand-made paper flowers made by you! Since flowers have long been a Mother’s Day tradition, this is a wonderful opportunity to create different types of paper flowers to give to that special person. Stop by anytime between 12:30-3:30pm to participate. 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. Suitable for ages 3+ with an adult. Free.

Saturday May 2 12:30-3:30pm

Sunday May 3 12:30-3:30pm