Oswego museum hosts military tribute exhibit in conjunction with touring Wall of Honor

In collaboration with the appearance of the Middle East Conflicts Wall of Honor in Oswego, the Little White School Museum hosts a special “Salute to Service: A Memorial Day Tribute,” at the museum, featuring the stories of Oswego soldiers killed in action in conflicts from the Civil War through the Vietnam War.

The museum is located at 72 Polk St. (Polk at Jackson streets), two blocks from Oswego’s historic downtown business district.

The Fox Valley Veterans Breakfast Club, in conjunction with the village of Oswego, is bringing the Mideast Conflicts Wall of Honor to Oswego, where it is displayed through May 31.

The Mideast Conflicts Wall of Honor is making its Illinois debut in Oswego. Organizers said they are thrilled that the village of Oswego is hosting the tribute to those who fell in wars in the Middle East during the past several decades.

The wall includes 32 panels, each with 104 names on each side. Two of the panels list the wall’s major sponsors and information explaining the history of the Middle East conflicts.

The Little White School Museum’s special exhibit in conjunction with the appearance of the wall includes panels honoring each of the Oswego servicemen killed in action during the nation’s wars from the 1860s through the 1960s.

Visitors also are encouraged to stroll through the museum’s special Smithsonian Institution exhibit on women inventors, as well as tour the museum gallery, where exhibits tell the story of Oswego’s history from prehistoric times to the 21st century.

Museum hours are 1 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, and 4 to 9 p.m. Mondays. The museum is closed to visitors Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.

For information, call 630-554-2999, email info@littlewhiteschoolmuseum.org or visit littlewhiteschoolmuseum.org.