Veterans Day

Oswegoan Jewel Patton enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II and served in a variety of positions. She is just one of the U.S. military veterans recognized for their service during the Little White School Museum’s annual “Remembering Our Veterans” exhibit. For the first time in its 14-year history, the exhibit will span an entire month, Nov. 1 through Dec. 2, at the museum, 72 Polk Street, Oswego. The museum is open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free, but donations are always gratefully accepted. For more information, call the museum at 630-554-2999, check the museum web site,, or email

Oswego’s Little White School Museum invites all area residents to visit the annual “Remembering our Veterans” special exhibit at the museum.

According to a press release, the exhibit will be held until Monday, Dec. 2 at the museum located at 72 Polk St. The exhibit opened on Nov. 1 and is being held for a full month for the first time in the exhibit's 14-year history.

Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 12:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Admission is free, but donations are always gratefully accepted.

The extensive “Remembering Our Veterans” exhibit completely filsl the historic building’s main Roger Matile Room, and includes hundreds of rarely-seen artifacts including dozens of vintage uniforms, photographs and documents selected from the museum’s collections, each with a direct connection to Oswegoland residents who served from the Civil War through the current conflicts in the Middle East and Afghanistan.

In addition, each year’s exhibit features a “Wall of Honor” recognizing the service of more than 200 local military personnel.

New this year is an exhibit of how Oswego area residents coped on the home front during World War II.

Also new this year is a digital slide show featuring Oswegoland residents who served during World War II. It will join the digital photo exhibits featuring Oswego area residents who served during the Vietnam War and the Korean Conflict.

This year’s exhibit again features a special section devoted to military personnel with Oswego connections, from the Civil War through Vietnam, who were killed in action, making the highest sacrifice to the nation.

For more information, call the museum at 630-554-2999; send an email to; or visit the museum web site at