“Picturing Oswegoland,” a special exhibit of historic images selected from the Little White School Museum’s collections opened Thursday, Aug. 1, in the museum’s Roger Matile Room.
The exhibit, which will run through Sept. 1, will be available during regular hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. The museum is located at 72 Polk Street (Jackson at Polk), just two blocks from historic downtown Oswego. Admission is free.
The exhibit’s images range from professional portraits to commercial picture postcards to family snapshots, all selected from the museum’s collection of more than 10,000 historic photographic prints, transparencies, and negatives.
The exhibit is being mounted by museum assistant director Bob Stekl with the assistance of museum assistant Stephanie Just, museum director Roger Matile, and museum staff.
Topics of the images included in the exhibit range from the bridges across the Fox River at Oswego to farming to the evolution of Oswego’s downtown business district, to the development of the sprawling Boulder Hill subdivision starting in the 1950s.
“We have an extensive collection of historical images of the Oswegoland area in our collections,” Matile noted. “While several of those images are available for visitors to enjoy every time they visit our core exhibit in the museum gallery, we have thousands more that few ever get a chance to see. Thanks to Bob’s special exhibit, the community will be able enjoy many more of them, a number of which have never been on public display before.”
Admission to the museum and to the exhibit is free. Donations are always gratefully accepted. For more information, call the museum at 630-554-2999, or visit their web site at www.littlewhiteschoolmuseum.org.