Help celebrate National Dairy Month this June by discovering the history of the dairy industry in the Oswego area at the Little White School Museum.
On Saturday, June 12, starting at 1:30 p.m., the museum will host “Milk and More: Discovering Oswegoland’s Dairy Industry.” The museum is located at 72 Polk Street (Polk at Jackson) in Oswego.
Oswego was once a local hub of northern Illinois’ dairy industry. The community’s first creamery, which manufactured butter and cheese, opened in 1867 in a native limestone building at the west end of the Oswego bridge, now the private residence known as Turtle Rock.
By the late 1800s, the village boasted two creameries and in the early 1900s, the community was served by two local farm-based dairies. Learn about these and other dairy related facts through entertaining special museum exhibits and a multi-media program presented by museum director Roger Matile.
Registration is $5 per person for this program recommended for those age 16 and older. Preregistration is recommended, but walk-in registration at the door the day of the program will be welcome, on a space available basis. Pre-register through the Oswegoland Park District, 630-554-1010 or oswegolandparkdistrict.org/, referencing program #19892.
The program is hosted by the Oswegoland Heritage Association in partnership with the Oswegoland Park District.
For more information on “Milk and More” or on the Little White School Museum, call 630-554-4494 or visit the museum web site at littlewhiteschoolmuseum.org.