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Annual Meeting -Oswego County Historical Society

May 20 @ 1:30 pm 3:00 pm

The Annual meeting of the Oswego County Historical Society will be held on Saturday May 20, at 1:30pm in the Community room of the Oswego City Library. The featured speaker will be Marjory Allen Perez who grew up in Oswego and has recently returned to live in her hometown.

Ms Perez, an independent researcher, genealogist and writer, is the author of Freedom: A Shared Sacrifice: New York’s African American Civil War Soldiers and Final Stop, Freedom: The Underground Railroad Experience in Wayne County, New York   As former County Historian and Director of Tourism Promotion in Wayne County, NY, she combined her interest in the study and preservation of local history with the commitment to develop a vibrant and inclusive tourism industry.  

The program is: “They Too Answered the Clarion Call:  Oswego County’s African American Civil War Soldiers”

It will focus on the stories of the African American soldiers and their families, who had ties to Oswego County.  It is free and open to the public, but members of the Oswego County Historical Society are particularly invited and encouraged to attend.