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May 2019

Annual Meeting and Lecture by Bob Perkins

May 20 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Oswego City Library, 120 E. 2nd St
Oswego, NY 13126 United States
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The Oswego County Annual Membership Meeting will be held on Sunday May 20, 1:30 PM at the Oswego Public Library Community Room. All OCHS members and the general public are invited. Following the annual meeting, Robert Perkins, EdD, will give a presentation on the historic research that he did for his latest book: "Oswego's Legacy: Lost to the Ages." "Oswego Legacy" features a literal and visual look back at some of Oswego's major industries from 1870 – 1920. Perkins presents…

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June 2019

Bus Tour to Seneca Falls NY Museums and Historic Sites

June 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Richardson Bates House Museum, 135 E. Third St
Oswego, NY 13126 United States
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A bus trip to Seneca Falls is being planned for mid-July. A full day of tours with lunch. Leaving from Oswego with all fees and lunch provided. Tentatively July 13. Details and exact date forthcoming.

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August 2019

Don Gillespie Lecture on Oswego’s Cycling History

August 11 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Richardson Bates House Museum, 135 E. Third St
Oswego, NY 13126 United States
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Don Gillespie's 16 by 20 inch painting shows one of the state's first bicycle races in action led by the famous "one armed rider" Dave Horton, in front of the historical Richardson-Bates House circa 1895.

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Oswego’s Bicycling History Exhibit Opening

August 11 @ 3:00 pm - December 29 @ 4:30 pm

Oswego County Bicycles and Racing will be celebrated at the opening of a new exhibit at the Richardson Bates House Museum. Don Gillespie, famous artist and Fulton NY native, will donate his painting of an 1895 bicycle race that started in front of what is now the Richardson Bates House Museum. Gillespie's great-grandfather, William R. Shayes, was an early proponent of bicycle racing, and member of the Oswego Bicycling Club in the late 19th century. The Richardson and Bates families…

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Family Fun Day at the Richardson-Bates House Museum

August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Richardson Bates House Museum, 135 E. Third St
Oswego, NY 13126 United States
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Games & Ice Cream on the Richardson-Bates House Museum Lawn. Nominal fee to play; prizes for the games
Ice Cream Sundae $1
Free admission to the museum with a Picture scavenger hunt for kids and adults!

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September 2019

Walking Tour of Montcalm Park Historic District

September 16 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Montcalm Park, Oswego NY, West 6th St & West Schuyler St
Oswego, NY 13126 United States
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Justin White, Oswego County Historian, will lead a walking tour of the Montcalm Park Historic District.  Starting at West 6th and Schuyler Street in the City of Oswego, this walking lecture will include architecture, architects, historic significance, family histories of builders and occupants, and lots of interesting tidbits of Oswego history. The Montcalm Park Historic District was listed on the national Register of Historic Places in 2001. The centerpiece of the Montcalm Park Historic District is Montcalm Park. The two-acre…

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December 2019

Victorian Christmas Holiday Open House

December 1 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Richardson Bates House Museum, 135 E. Third St
Oswego, NY 13126 United States
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The Richardson Bates House Museum Holiday Open House is Sunday December 1 from 1:00 to 5:00. Free Admission. Tour the lavish mansion decorated with wreaths, poinsettias  and a tree with toys from the Victorian period around its base.

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