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September 21, 2018

Beginning Model Building Workshops Offered


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 Jan. 15 from 2-3:30 p.m.

This model of the National Historic Landmark WWII Tug, LT-5, can be made from a kit available for purchase in the Treasure Chest Gift Shop at The H. Lee White Marine Museum. The Marine Museum and the Oswego Railroad Museum are offering “Beginning Model Building Workshops.”

This model of the National Historic Landmark WWII Tug, LT-5, can be made from a kit available for purchase in the Treasure Chest Gift Shop at The H. Lee White Marine Museum. The Marine Museum and the Oswego Railroad Museum are offering “Beginning Model Building Workshops.”

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 and safety concerns.

The second session, Jan. 22, “Assembling your Model” will show participants how to apply paints and decals.

The third session, Feb. 12, “Show and Tell,” participants will show their final product, discuss other models and finish with a tour of the Oswego Railroad Museum.

One of the instructors is Izzy Vosseller, longtime model builder from the Oswego Valley Railroad Association and Museum and current president of the group.

Participants are encouraged to bring a model to work on. A paper model of Titanic will kick off the discussion on Jan. 15.

“This is another great partnership between our two museums. We are pleased to offer the space for this series. We have wanted to offer such programs for a number of years now. This is 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 kids’ ages 10-17 years.

The session will be open to adults space permitting.

A fee of $3 per person will be charged to 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

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