The Leadership Oswego County Class of 2010 will soon unveil its History of Oswego County board game. The very special event will take place May 5
As a tribute to Oswego City Historian, Rosemary Nesbitt, the LOC class has created a board game and fact sheet on the history of Oswego County.
This year’s winner was 1,219.5. In 2007 there was a record-setting 1,405.5 pounder. Still, this year saw 38 pumpkins entered, with five topping the 1,000-pound plateau.
The Oswego ChildrenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Theater next production, a twin bill of Ã¢â‚¬Å“Rip Van WinkleÃ¢â‚¬Â and Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Legend of Sleepy HollowÃ¢â‚¬Â, was written by the late Oswego State Theater Professor Rosemary Nesbitt.
The Oswego community is invited to attend a tribute in celebration of the life of Rosemary S. Nesbitt, long-time city historian, founder of the H. Lee White Marine Museum and consummate community activist.
The celebration in honor of Mrs. Nesbitt’s life will be held this Friday in Breitbeck Park at 7 p.m. There will be some speakers, but anyone will be able to share their remembrances about Mrs. Nesbitt.
The councilors approved a special request to allow a memorial celebration in honor of Rosemary Nesbitt to be held in Breitbeck Park. The committee sent other requests to the full council to be considered.
UPDATED – I learned a great deal from Rosemary Nesbitt. And, the education didn’t cease over the course of more than three decades since I left the classroom. Mrs. Nesbitt passed away peacefully on Sunday, with her family by her side. She was a Distinguished Teaching professor at SUNY Oswego, where she will be fondly remembered as an inspiring educator.
The woman who brought history alive in Oswego for decades has died.
Rosemary Nesbitt died Sunday, 84 years old, ending a life of documenting Oswego’s history and spreading those stories to others through theater, books and talks.
- Read her obituary here
- See pictures of her retirement party on the H. Lee White Marine Museum website.
Enjoy this slideshow of Rosemary in action:
Rosemary S. Nesbitt, 84 of Oswego, passed away peacefully on Sunday Aug. 2, 2009, with her family by her side. She was born on Oct. 12, 1924, in Baldwinsville. In 1959, Mrs. Nesbitt adopted Oswego as her home, and worked tirelessly to bring to life the rich history of the Oswego area.