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Model Building Workshops Scheduled

OSWEGO, NY – The H. Lee White Marine Museum and the Oswego Railroad Museum are offering “Beginning Model Building Workshops.”

This instructional program is offered in a series of Sunday workshops beginning February 17, from 1-3 p.m.

Israel "Izzy" Vosseler instructs a group of model builders during the 2012 sessions at the Marine Museum. Vosseler and his associates from the Oswego Valley Railroad Association and Museum will again be instructing during three sessions in February and March of 2013.

Israel “Izzy” Vosseler instructs a group of model builders during the 2012 sessions at the Marine Museum. Vosseler and his associates from the Oswego Valley Railroad Association and Museum will again be instructing during three sessions in February and March of 2013.

The first workshop is titled “An Introduction to Model Building” and will discuss the use of a variety of materials used in the building of a model, as well as safety concerns. The second session, March 3, “Assembling your Model” will show participants how to apply paints and decals. The third session, March 10, “Show and Tell” participants will show their final product, discuss other models and finish with a tour of the Oswego Railroad Museum.

The instructors are longtime model builders from the Oswego Railroad Museum and Association.

Participants are encouraged to bring a model to work on.

“This is another great partnership between our two museums. We are pleased to offer the space for this series. Last year was well attended; children came with their dads and grand-dads. This is such a great hobby to introduce to young people.” noted Mercedes Niess, executive director of the H. Lee White Marine Museum.

The series is appropriate for ages 10 – adult. A small fee of $3 per person will be charged for the series.

The Marine Museum is open Monday through Sunday from 1-5 p.m. for public visitation.

Space is limited for this program so please reserve ASAP by calling the Marine Museum at 342-0480 or visit www.hleewhitemarinemuseum.com or www.facebook.com/HLWMM.

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