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Celebrate PrairieFest at Little White School Museum

Jun 10, 2016 08:09AM ● Published by Steven Jack

Visitors to this year’s PrairieFest community celebration in Oswego are invited to stop by the Little White School Museum, 72 Polk Street (Jackson at Polk), to enjoy both the annual PrairieFest Quilt Show, and the museum’s latest seasonal exhibit, “Celebrating the 6’s.”

The special exhibit features memorabilia from school years ending in 6, from yearbooks to class photos to graduation announcements for the classes of 1906 and 1916. Included are, among other rarely seen items from the museum’s collections, class photos; photos of OHS sports teams of days gone by; and more.

The PrairieFest Quilt Show is again being hosted by the Quilters Dozen Quilting Club at the museum. The show will feature dozens of hand and machine made quilts, old and new, displayed in the museum’s main room.

There is no cost to enter quilts in the show. Quilts for the show should be dropped off at the Little White School Museum on 
Wednesday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Displayed quilts must be picked up by their owners on Sunday, June 19, after the quilt show closes, between 4:30 and 5 p.m.

The quilters are also conducting their annual fundraising raffle of a quilt they hand made titled “Blue Ridge Beauty.” Raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Tickets are available at all Oswegoland Park District offices, from quilt club members, and at the museum until the drawing is held at the close of the quilt show Sunday afternoon, June 19.

Quilt show hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 17-18, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 19.

Regular museum hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Admission to the museum is free, but donations are always gratefully accepted.

For information on the quilt show or raffle, call 630-896-3352 or 630-554-8743.

For more information on the special exhibit or the Little White School Museum, call 630-554-2999 during regular hours, send an e-mail toinfo@littlewhiteschoolmuseum.org, or check the museum web site at www.littlewhiteschoolmuseum.org.
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