Beginning in the 1840s, German immigrant families began arriving in and around Oswego, establishing farms and businesses and helping the community grow.
On Sunday, September 25, the Little White School Museum, 72 Polk St., Oswego, will host a celebration of the community’s rich German heritage.
Discover the historic sites around the Oswego area that still mark the influence of German pioneers on the museum’s premier heritage tour, and learn about some of the most important German settlers in the community along the way. Pre-registration, $7 per person, is required for this tour.
Bus tours will start at the Little White School Museum and will last approximately one hour. Identical tours depart from the museum at 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.
To register for the Heritage Tour, call the Oswegoland Park District at 630-554-1010 or visit oswegolandparkdistrict.org. Space is limited.
The attendants will discuss the careers of German immigrants, real estate empires, community service and their lasting mark on our city.
The tour was created as part of his Eagle Scout project by Alexander Harrison, Boy Scout Troop 889.
Also on Sunday, September 25, be sure to visit the museum for the free, family-friendly German Heritage Jubilee, the first in a series hoped to celebrate the ethnic groups who settled in the Oswego area and contributed to its growth.
Beginning at 11:30 a.m., local families are invited to visit the museum to learn about the German families who settled on the Oswego prairie east of Oswego, as well as the German families who settled in town and established businesses, from meat markets to livery. stables. Families are invited to visit and explore German culture and all that it means to Oswego’s historic roots. Enjoy food, games, music and learn about Oktoberfest and its origins.
The museum is hosting the event as part of an Eagle Scout project for Alexander Harrison, Boy Scout Troop 889.
For more information, call the museum at 630-554-1010 or visit littlewhiteschoolmuseum.org.