The H. Lee White Maritime Museum at Oswego is excited to bring to you our Virtual Exhibit Experience that includes information and images from some of our favorite exhibits around the Museum, and some of our best collaborative work yet! Whether your interest is in the pre-colonial period, or shipwrecks, or lighthouses; we have it all!
For Teachers: If you would like to use these, or any of our materials in the classroom, please contact us directly! We'll provide you with higher resolution images and supplementary information.
The HLWMM's Virtual Exhibit Experience also includes the annual Path Through Maritime History exhibit at the Great New York State Fair which endeavors to educate fair-goers about the maritime history, heritage, and culture of New York State. In the past, visitors have been introduced to the Great Shipwrecks of New York's Great Lakes which explored the historic, cultural and preservation efforts occurring underneath the inland waterways of New York in 2014. In 2017, Waterways of War demonstrated the role of New York State's maritime geography in three early American military conflicts. Lighthouses and Life-Saving focused on the historic and economic significance of lighthouses, their keepers, and their technology in 2018. In 2019, the exhibit focused on New York State's contribution to the recreational boating industry's boom in the 20th century.
Oswego Paddlefest 2021 Postponed
Oswego Paddlefest 2021, Sponsored by Oswego Health, has been postponed due to high water.
Due to rain related increased flows on the Oswego River/Canal, the NYS Canal Corporation is closing the Oswego Canal to all boat traffic. Unfortunately, Oswego Paddlefest has been postponed....READ MORE
Lighthouse Boat Tours 2021
Tickets now available online!
After a historic year in 2020, the Maritime Museum is excited to kick of the 2021 tour season. Purchase your tickets here....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