News

January 9, 2012 Report

I will be working with the Town of Minetto Historian Cathy Mulcahey to help us with plans for the 200th anniversary of West Fifth St. Rd in 2013. 

The Oswego City Public Library is looking for evidence that Gerritt Smith visited Oswego City. Dr. Mary Walker wrote an article to the Palladium Times in 1907 saying that Mr. Smith visited her father’s farm on Bunker Hill in the Town of Oswego when she was a small girl.

September 12, 2011 Report

The 3rd Annual Cemetery Walk in Oswego Town Rural Cemetery was held Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 at 10AM. The walk was contained to Old Acre, the oldest part of the cemetery founded in 1820.

19 people and 15 geese joined the tour. This was sponsored by the Oswego Town Historical Society. Four of our oldest members were in attendance Nancy Thompson Ravas, Thelma Campbell Smith, Norman Simmons and Chuck Sabin.

I will be attending a workshop at the Manlius Town Hall Thursday, Sept 15th on digitalizing pictures and records. 

The regular September meeting of the Oswego Town Historical Society will be Wed Sept. 21st, 6pm at the Town Hall.

Mr. Tim Nekritz from SUNY Oswego will talk about the early years of the college and its founder, Dr. Edwin Austin Sheldon.

July 11, 2011 Report

Accessions:

Airplane watch tower guide WWII for tower on Heald Hill from Harger Woodworth

Photos and memorabilia of Dr. Mary Walker from Byron Worden estate given by Ted Sivers 

Ice Cream Social in the park Tues. July 12, 2011 6 pm Mexico Brass performing.

June 13, 2011 Report

The Memorial Day ceremony was well attended with over 88 people in attendance. We had Captain Spears from Fort Drum as our guest speaker. I would like to thank cemetery superintendent John Knopp and his crew for having the cemetery in good shape, it has not been easy with all the rain we have had. We will be putting up the Oswego Town race car driver’s pictures again because people have been asking about it. Our next meeting is June 15th at 6:00 PM and we are asking people to bring in historical items to show and tell.