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September 2018

Walking Tour of Kingsford Historic District

September 16, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Walking Tour of Kingsford Historic District Sunday, September 16, 1:30 pm Led by Justin White, Oswego County Historian Begins at Kingsford Professional Building. 177 West Fourth Street, Oswego Free & Open to the Public Rain Date—TBA

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October 2018

Lecture Series “The Life of Saint Marianne Cope”

October 21, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
St. Peter’s Church, 83 E. Albany St., Rear
Oswego, NY 13126 United States
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The Oswego County Historical Society will host a lecture entitled “A Saint Amongst Us: The Life of St. Marianne Cope” on Sunday, October 21 at 1:30 pm. A presentation will be given in the St. Marianne Cope Hall located behind St. Peter’s Church at 83 E. Albany St. in Oswego. St. Marianne Cope served as the Mother Superior of the former St. Teresa Convent and principal of the former St. Peter’s Church Catholic School in Oswego in the 1860s. On October 21, 2012 she was canonized as a Saint in the Vatican. This year marks the 100th anniversary of her death in 1918.

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November 2018

Oswego County World War I Commemoration

November 18, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Oswego City Library, 120 E. 2nd St
Oswego, NY 13126 United States
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Lecture Series – Sunday, November 18 at 1:30 pm Community Room - Oswego Public Library 120 E. Second Street, Oswego “Oswego County World War I Commemoration” Guest Speakers – Dan Allen, WW I Commemoration Coordinator & Mark Slosek, Oswego County Historian & WWI Commemoration Chairman

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April 2019

Not So Silent Auction

April 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
American Foundry, 246 West Seneca St
Oswego, NY 13126 United States
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The 32nd Not So Silent Auction fundraiser will be held on Friday, April 5 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the American Foundry. As usual, there will be a wide variety of items offered for bid, from antique to modern, as well as a vast selection of gift certificates from Central NY businesses. A Live Auction of about 10 special items will be featured. and every ticket allows the bearer one free professional appraisal of an antique item. This…

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May 2019

Annual Meeting and Lecture by Bob Perkins

May 19 @ 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

Riverside Cemetery Guided History Tour

June 9 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Riverside Cemetery, 4024 County Route 57
Oswego, NY 13126 United States
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Tour the grounds of the lovely Riverside Cemetery in special tour buses. View historic monuments and learn about some of the famous residents of Oswego.
Free.
Reservations taken. Please call 315-343-1342.

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July 2019

Bus Tour to Seneca Falls NY Museums and Historic Sites

July 10 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
seneca falls ny, NY United States

A bus trip to Seneca Falls Historic Sites. An all inclusive, full day of tours with catered lunch. It will leave Oswego at 8 a.m. from the Fort Ontario State Historic Site parking lot at 1 E. Fourth St.. Returning at 4:30 p.m. $65 per person covering bus transportation, entrance fees, and a catered lunch at Parker's Grille. Stops will include: Women’s Rights National Park Museum Wesleyan Chapel site, where the First Women’s Right Convention was held in 1848 The…

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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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Family Fun Day at the Richardson-Bates House Museum

August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 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. Some free family group games, like croquet.
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 15 @ 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 the NW corner of West 6th and Seneca 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…

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