Oswego’s Little White School Museum offering family crafts event, historic walking tour

Oswego’s Little White School Museum is planning some family friendly events in late July and early August that will offer some close-to-home entertainment for area families.

On Sunday, July 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. stroll a couple blocks up from the weekly Oswego Country Market to the museum for “Fox Fiber Arts for the Family” hosted by the Oswegoland Park District. Families with kids 3 and up are invited to drop by any time from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to create a little felted fox picture.

Join Natasha Lehrer Lewis of Esther’s Place in a fun make-and-take craft activity. Use soap, water and soft wool to create a little picture honoring our region’s favorite critter. All supplies are included. Pre-registration is not required, but will ensure there is space for you. Registration, either on-line or at the door is $10 and gets you all the supplies and hands-on instructions.

Then from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18, the park district invites area residents age 16 and older to try their hand to “Felt a Hedgehog” at the museum. If you’ve ever wanted to make something by stabbing wool, this is the program for you. Lehrer Lewis will help participants create an adorable hedgehog with wool using needle-felting techniques. She will walk those participating through transforming wool into figurines. All supplies are included to create together in this in-person, hands-on workshop. Registration, $25, is required.

To register for these programs hosted at the museum by the Oswegoland Park District, call 630-554-1010 or visit their web site at https://www.oswegolandparkdistrict.org/.

Architectural walking tours set for Sunday, July 31

When you drive down Oswego’s scenic South Main Street from Douglas Street to Washington Street (Route 34), do you wonder about the histories behind the distinctive houses you pass?

If so, join the Oswegoland Heritage Association on Sunday, July 31 for a stroll down Main Street with stories about the early Oswegoans who built and lived in those homes and the surprising variety of architectural styles on that relatively short stretch of residential street.

Participants are advised to wear good, comfortable walking shoes and be prepared to be part of the conversation. The tour, aimed at those age 16 and older, will begin at the intersection of Tyler and South Main Street, just a couple blocks from Oswego’s historic downtown business district, and will last for about an hour. Identical tours leave the intersection at noon and at 1:30 p.m.

Pre-registration, $5 per person, is required. Space is limited so sign up early for these popular history walks. To register, call the Oswegoland Park District at 630-554-1010 or visit their web page at https://www.oswegolandparkdistrict.org/.

The Little White School Museum, located at Jackson and Polk streets, is a joint project of the Oswegoland Heritage Association and the Oswegoland Park District. Regular hours are Thursdays and Fridays from 1 to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Mondays, 4 to 9 p.m. The museum is closed to visitors on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Museum admission is free.