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Oswego Museum Presenting Bald Eagle Program

Jan 11, 2016 06:01AM ● Published by Steven Jack

The winter/spring program series at Oswego’s Little White School Museum kicks off at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, with “Bald Eagles: A Conservation Victory” by biologist Drew Becker, a program recounting the rousing success of efforts to bring the Bald Eagle population back from the brink of extinction presented in cooperation with the Conservation Foundation. Above, a Bald Eagle flies along the Fox River in an image captured by Oswegoan Ronda Kesterson-Bennet. Admission is $5. Call 630-554-2999 for more information.


The winter/spring program series at Oswego’s Little White School Museum begins at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, with “Bald Eagles: A Conservation Victory.”

The museum is located at 72 Polk Street (Jackson at Polk Street), just two blocks from historic downtown Oswego.

Although they have made a remarkable recovery nationwide, Illinois in particular has seen near exponential increases in the Bald Eagle population in recent years. Biologist Drew Becker will explain how the conservation community was able to achieve such a dramatic recovery and what mortality factors threaten the continued growth of eagle populations in this program presented in partnership with the Conservation Foundation.

Program admission is $5 at the door. Proceeds benefit the museum.

The series continues with “Benefits and Joys of Beekeeping” at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 5 with Dr. Ed Bell, who will explain the ins and outs of managing home honeybee hives, and the sweet benefits of beekeeping, a hobby that keeps on giving. This season’s program series concludes with “Ten Thousand Years of People on the Land” at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, as archaeologist Joe Wheeler from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie shows how archaeological and archival techniques are used to explore and understand the land and the people who have lived in Northeastern Illinois for 10,000 years.

Preregistration is not required for any program. Admission, at the door, is $5 for each presentation.

In addition to the program series, the Little White School Museum’s “Victorian Valentines” free family make and take craft activity will be held Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 6-7. Visitors age 3 and up are invited to get ready for this year’s Valentine’s Day celebration by making their own Victorian-themed greetings to keep or give to a loved one. The activity will be held in conjunction with the museum’s annual “Be My Valentine: Greetings From Oswego’s Past” seasonal exhibit featuring a variety of Valentine greetings picked from the museum’s collections.

Regular museum hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

For more information on any of the museum’s upcoming programs and activities, call 630-554-2999 send an email toinfo@littlewhiteschoolmuseum.org, or visit their web site at www.littlewhiteschoolmuseum.org.
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