Educational Resources

Content in the following topics is intended to be used by schools to enhance the teaching of the rich history of Oswego County. These materials are free and available to those in the United States, but can not be used for items for sale or content for which there is a pay for use service. Click on an image below to access a number of resources in pdf form to use in your classroom.

Additional resources:

Oswego County Museums and Landmarks:  http://visitoswegocounty.com

Abolition

Did you know Oswego County is second in the nation for the most confirmed Underground Railroad locations? RESOURCES

Canal

The canal system helped moved people and product in the region.

Suffrage

Woman’s Suffrage was closely linked with the Abolition movement. Many notable speakers for the right of women to vote mobilized in Oswego county.

Forts

Forts in Oswego County were built for protection, warfare, trade, supply station, and a common gathering place.

Industry

The region’s rich soil was perfect for agriculture, while it’s rivers and canal access to the port of Oswego allowed mills and factories to prosper in Oswego County.

Landmarks

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Dr. Mary Walker

Dr. Mary Walker was born in Oswego Town, NY. She was an abolitionist, a dress reform activist, surgeon, very active in the suffrage movement, and the only female recipient of the Medal of Honor for her bravery in the Civil War. RESOURCES

Tudor Grant

Tudor Grant was born in the south as a slave and found freedom Oswego where he became a barber. He was very active in the Anti-Slavery movement. His son became a dentist who developed, and patented, the golf tee.

Everyday People

Our communities are made up of all types of people. From factory owner to housekeepers, farmers to ship merchants, the roles people played in our county are what made our communities prosper.

War

Oswego County was the site of wars during it’s formation. During the 19th and 20th century, men and women served in roles such as soldiers and doctors in various conflicts. During the 20th century, the community itself played an important role for refugees escaping the ravages of war in Europe.

Town Stories

Explore the rich stories of the towns and villages in Oswego County as submitted by town historians.

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