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Step into Oswego's history at Little White School Museum

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Take a step back in time at Oswegoland's history museum.

Little White School Museum, located at 72 Polk Street in downtown Oswego, IL, holds the rich history of the community and reflects the spirit of its early residents.

Built as a church in 1850, then used as a school until the mid 1960’s, the building is now a community museum open to the public and an archive of local Oswegoland history.

The Oswegoland Heritage Association operates the museum in partnership with the Oswegoland Park District.

At Home in Oswego's Past

The Little White School Museum's special exhibit offers a glimpse into the home life of Oswegoland residents during the late 19th and early 20th centuries through photographs, documents, and artifacts ranging from vintage textiles to furniture owned and manufactured in Oswego.

A virtual tour of the exhibit and curator interview is available at littlewhiteschoolmuseum.org/special-exhibits.

Oswego History Walk

Step into a journey through time on this guided walking tour of Oswego. History will come alive as you pass by homes, businesses, buildings and more. Pre-registration through the Oswegoland Park District is required and space is limited. Participants should be able to comfortably walk for approximately 1 hour. The event begins and ends outdoors at the Little White School Museum. Face coverings and social distancing measures will be practiced for this walk.

The next Oswego History Walk will be held outdoors on Sunday, October 11. Register now at littlewhiteschoolmuseum.org/event/oswego-history-walk/2020-10-11/.

Go Oswego

Pair your visit with dining and boutique shopping in Oswego Downtown, and follow Go Oswego for updates on attractions and events throughout the Village of Oswego.

Visit GoOswego.org to learn more.


 

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