Oswego museum continues ‘12 Days of Christmas Ornaments’ exhibit

Oswego’s Little White School Museum is winding up its celebration of the Christmas holiday with an online presentation of “12 Days of Christmas Ornaments,” featuring photos of commemorative ornaments sold as fundraisers for more than a decade by the Oswego Chamber of Commerce.

The ornaments each carry an original artwork created by an Oswego artist of a historic structure in the community, a news release stated. They were sold during each year’s Oswego Christmas Walk.

“We were looking for a way to complete our celebration of the winter holiday season and thought it would be nice to feature these historic ornaments for the community’s enjoyment,” stated museum manager Tina Heidrich in the release.

The first ornament, which featured a pen-and-ink drawing of the historic Little White School Museum, was posted online on the day after Christmas. Ornaments will be posted daily on the museum’s website for the 12 days after Dec. 26 to ring out Christmas and ring in the New Year.

To access the ornament presentation, go to the museum website at littlewhiteschoolmuseum.org and click on “12 Days of Christmas Ornaments” in the right sidebar.

While you’re at the website, Heidrich said, be sure to check out the “Taste of History” Christmas cookie recipes and the museum’s “Toys from the Attic” virtual exhibit of Christmas toys, also available by clicking links on the website’s right sidebar.

The Little White School Museum, 72 Polk St., Oswego, currently is closed to the public because of the pandemic, but will reopen as soon as conditions permit. The museum is a joint project of the Oswegoland Park District and the nonprofit Oswegoland Heritage Association.

For more information, visit the museum website or email info@littlewhiteschoolmuseum.org.