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Little White School Museum

Oswego Christmas Walk at the Museum

While enjoying the downtown festivities, make your way to the museum for holiday music brought to you by area Junior High choirs. Warm up in the historic Roger Matile Room and stroll through the award-winning museum gallery to complete your visit to this beloved community event.


Little White School Museum
Friday, December 3  |  FREE!

Classic Stories & Crafts

Come hear a classic holiday story that’s sure to delight all ages. After the book, stay and make some holiday-themed crafts with us! ! Extend your experience before or after this special time with a visit to the museum gallery. Registration is per person and children must be accompanied by an adult. (AJ)


Little White School Museum
All Ages

21091 | Dec 18 | Sa | 10:00-11:00am | $5(R)/(N)

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FREE! Journey Stories Poster Exhibit

The Little White School Museum invites you to a special exhibition exploring how the travel and movement of people has shaped the country. The poster exhibit is brought to you courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.


Little White School Musuem
All Ages

January 3 – February 25
Free!

NEW! History Happy Hour @ OBC

Ever hear the story about Al Capone’s doctor here in Oswego? Or how about the Oswego connection to the John Dillinger gang? And wasn’t there a bank robbery here? For a sleepy, small town, Oswego has tons of scandalous stories! Join the Little White School Museum staff at Oswego Brewing Co. as we talk about the outrageous ordeals and rousing rumors of Oswego. Admission comes with one beer ticket to enjoy during the lecture. (AJ)


Oswego Brewing Company
Age: 21 and up

21725 | Jan 20 | Th | 6:30-7:30pm | $10(R)/(N)

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Mixers and Shakers: Finding Your Bartending Ancestors

Taverns and saloons have been a crucial American institution, and the men behind the bar were the social rock stars of their era. Join genealogist Debra Dudek as she leads you through the pre-prohibition records and resources which will help you add an extra shot of flavor into your research! Pre-registration is recommended however walk-ins will be welcomed, space permitting. (AJ)


Little White School Museum
Age: 16 and up

21726 | Jan 30 | Su | 12:00-1:30pm | $5(R)/(N)

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Meet Elizabeth Keckley-Presidential Seamstress

Initially known for the clothes she created for Mary Todd Lincoln (Abraham Lincoln’s wife), Elizabeth Keckley gained a reputation as a first-rate dressmaker while enslaved. For over two and a half years, she used her hands and needle to provide for the seventeen people of her Master’s household. After Elizabeth’s freedom, she eventually started her own business and employed over twenty women, a feat unheard of in those days! This is the life that heritage interpreter Marlene Rivero will bring to the Little White School Museum stage, offering the audience a glimpse into the past with a story deserving our attention. This event is presented in partnership with the Illinois Humanities “Road Scholar” Speakers Bureau. (AJ)


Little White School Museum
All Ages

21733 | Mar 6 | Su | 12:00-1:30pm | $5(R)/(N)

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