The H. Lee White Maritime Museum at Oswego is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit, museum provisionally chartered by the New York State Board of Regents. Our mission is "To promote, protect, enhance and collect the maritime historical resources associated with the Oswego River and its drainage basin, the Oswego Canal and Lake Ontario" and our vision is that "the H. Lee White Maritime Museum at Oswego will creatively engage and inspire through educational, cultural and innovative experiences focused on Lake Ontario and its connecting waterways."
The H. Lee White Maritime Museum at Oswego was founded in 1982 under the auspices of the Port of Oswego Authority and led by Mrs. Rosemary Nesbitt - former SUNY Oswego theater professor and City of Oswego historian. Located on Oswego's West First Street Pier running adjacent to the Oswego River where it empties into Lake Ontario by way of Oswego Harbor. Prior to becoming the Maritime Museum, our main facility was the administrative offices, powerhouse, and workshop for the grain elevator that rested on the northern end of the structure. Today, the Museum continues to advance and grow meeting many of the challenges not uncommonly associated with life on the pier.
Christmas at Sea Open House
Maritime Museum set to host Annual Christmas at Sea Open House with visit from Santa, and an awesome train courtesy of Oswego Valley Railroad Association.
Sunday, December 12, 1-4 pm. FREE...READ MORE
Holiday History Shoppe
Come visit the HLWMM at the Holiday History Shoppe in downtown Oswego 11/27-12/24
Holiday History Shoppe features several local cultural organizations. Your purchase support a host of great local causes. ...READ MORE
Lake Ontario National Marine Sanctuary Feature
The pending National Marine Sanctuary on Lake Ontario was featured on Great Lakes Now!
Check out the feature on sanctuary initiatives on the Great Lakes here....READ MORE