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Veterans Exhibit Open Through Sunday at Oswego Museum

Nov 10, 2015 01:29PM ● Published by Steven Jack

Oswego farm boy Charles Sleezer was drafted into the U.S. Army in January 1942. He volunteered for the paratroopers, and is shown here proudly wearing his jump wings and his paratrooper’s smock and boots. He is among dozens of service men and women honored when the Little White School Museum in Oswego hosts their annual “Remembering our Veterans” exhibit that runs through Nov. 15.

“Remembering Our Veterans,” an extensive exhibit honoring the contributions of Oswegoland residents to the nation’s military services, continues at Oswego’s Little White School Museum through Sunday, Nov. 15.

Admission is free at the museum, 72 Polk Street (Jackson at Polk), just two blocks from historic downtown Oswego.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, with hours on Wednesday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day, extended to 8 p.m.

The exhibit opened Saturday with a special preview for members and friends of the Oswegoland Heritage Association and the Little White School Museum.

The artifacts, photos, and documents related to the service of Oswegoland residents in military conflicts from the Civil War through the current conflicts in the Middle East and Afghanistan comprising the “Remembering Our Veterans” exhibit completely fill the historic museum’s Main Room, and includes hundreds of rarely-seen artifacts, photographs, and documents from the museum’s collections with direct connections to Oswegoland residents who served from the Civil War through the current conflicts in the Middle East and Afghanistan.

In addition, this year’s “Wall of Honor,” recognizing the service of local military personnel, has been expanded with the names of additional service men and women.

This year’s exhibit will again feature a special section devoted to Oswegoland military personnel from the Civil War through Vietnam who were killed in action, along with digital photo presentations featuring Oswegoland residents who served in the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War that will run continuously during the week-long exhibit.

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