Victorian Christmas Holiday Open House

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.

Family Fun Day at the Richardson-Bates House Museum

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!

Oswego’s Bicycling History Exhibit

Oswego County Bicycles and Racing are celebrated at a new exhibit at the Richardson Bates House Museum. Don Gillespie, famous artist and Fulton NY native,  donated 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 […]

Not So Silent Auction

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 […]

OCHS Annual Meeting and Lecture on Madame Malvina Dean Guimaraes

Oswego County Historical Society Annual Meeting will be Saturday, May 19 at 1:30 pm at the Oswego Elks Lodge, 132 West Fifth Street Guest Speaker — Ann Callaghan Allen, Biographer Presentation Titled: “The Extraordinary Life and Tragic Death of  Madame Malvina Dean Guimaraes” An Oswego history account of a rags to riches story more fascinating […]

Lecture: Elmina Spencer: Oswego’s Civil War Battlefield Nurse

The Oswego County Historical Society will host its first lecture of the 2018 series on Sunday, April 22 at 1:30 p.m. at the Oswego Public Library at 120 E. Second St., Oswego. Joyce Cook, retired librarian and past director of the Fulton Public Library will present a program based on her new biography titled “Elimina Spencer: Oswego’s Civil War Battlefield Nurse.”

31st Annual “Not So Silent Auction” Fundraiser

The Oswego County Historical Society will host the 31st Annual “Not So Silent Auction” from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, April 6 at The American Foundry at 246 W. Seneca St. in Oswego. Tickets are $20 and will be available for purchase in advance from committee members and at the door the day of the event. […]