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.

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 […]

Riverside Cemetery Guided History Tour

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.
Reservations taken. Please call 315-343-1342.

Annual Meeting and Lecture by Bob Perkins

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: […]

Oswego County World War I Commemoration

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

Walking Tour of Kingsford Historic District

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

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.”