Events

  • History Lecture Series 2017

    The 2017 History Lecture Series at the H. Lee White Maritime Museum at Oswego promises to bring some notable names and relevant topics.  The annual history lecture series is held on Saturdays, throughout the year, from 1:30 - 3 pm.  This event is free and open to the public.  The first three this year take a New York State Canal theme as our region gears up for the Bicentennial era of the system, which began construction 200 years ago in 1817.  This year, we're happy to confirm the following individuals to the lineup, with more dates to follow:

     

    June 3rd, Captain Ron Marquisse, co-author of "Cruising America's Waterways: The Erie Canal" will be presenting on that title.  His journey through the New York State Canal System is one of wonders, and we look forward to having him. There will be a Q&A session and a book signing following Captain Marquisse’s presentation.

     

    On June 24th, Dan Ward, one of the producers of "Boom & Bust: America's Journey on the Erie Canal" will present both on that film, and give his take on the New York State Canal System.

     

    On August 5th, 2017, Ted Panayotoff - lighthouse expert and former leader of the Oswego West Pierhead Lighthouse restoration project - will be presenting on the historic aids to navigation along the New York State Canal System. 

     

    September 23rd, Dr. Natalie Joy Woodall will be discussing the many Oswego based Lake sailors who, when called to duty during the American Civil War, enlisted in the 110th Regiment out of Fort Ontario.  Based on her book "Men of the 110th Regiment: Oswego's Own", this lecture surely is one not to miss.  There will be a Q&A session and a book signing following Dr. Woodall’s presentation.