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Museum offering uniquely Oswego gifts for sale this Sunday

Proceeds to benefit the Oswegoland Heritage Association and Little White School Museum collections

During this year’s international Museum Store Sunday this Sunday, Nov. 28, Oswego’s Little White School Museum at 72 Polk Street, will offer two new Cat’s Meow architectural miniatures for sale as their 2021 fundraiser—along with a selection of many more Oswego-themed gifts.

The two latest Cat’s Meow architectural miniatures of Oswegoland historic structures now on sale at the Little White School Museum include the iconic 1961 Boulder Hill sign and the Johnston House at Oswego’s busy “Five Corners” intersection.

Each building front facade is rendered architecturally accurate, and measures approximately 6 x 4 inches. A brief building history is included on the reverse of each miniature. Buildings are available at $20 each. Proceeds from the annual fundraiser benefit the heritage association and the Little White School Museum’s collections.

Past buildings (and still available for sale) in the Main Street Series are the Church of the Good Shepherd, the Korte-Zentmyer Building (My Sister’s Lil Donut Shoppe), the Hoze-Cherry-Campbell House, the Chapman House, the Crothers-Jolly-Denney House, the Dairy Hut, the Schwartz House (Tripp Insurance), the A.O. Parke Building (American Male & Company), the Durand House (The Village Grind), Oswego Fire Barn (Oswego Cyclery), the Knapp Building (Masonic Hall-Oswego Family Restaurant building), the Rank Building (former Oswego Library and Ledger-Sentinel offices), the Schickler Building (The Marmalade Tree and barber shop), the iconic “Welcome to Oswego” sign, and the Little White School Museum.

Also available at the museum store is a selection of Oswego-marked stoneware from the Great Bay Pottery Co., North Hampton, N.H., in a variety of styles and shapes.

A variety of books, pamphlets, and booklets on Oswegoland history are also available, from the 192-page hardbound “150 Years Along the Fox” sesquicentennial history of Oswego Township, to “By Trace and Trail,” the history of early 19th Century stagecoach travel through Kendall County. Also available for environmentalists on your Christmas or other winter holiday gift list are books and videos about the Oswego area’s home-grown environmental crusader, “The Fox,” including his autobiography, “Raising Kane.”

The museum store will be open from 8-3 Sunday, as well as 8-3 Saturday, Nov. 27. The museum will be closed Thanksgiving Day and the Friday afterwards. Starting Monday, Nov. 29, the museum will revert to its regular hours, 4-9 p.m. Monday; 1-5:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; and 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.

For more information, call the museum at 630-554-2999, email info@littlewhiteschoolmuseum.org, or visit the museum web site at www.littlewhiteschoolmuseum.org