H. Lee White Museum Curator Presents To American Association of University Women

OSWEGO – Members of the American Association of University Women attended a recent meeting at G. S. Steamers.

Museum curator speaks

Some of the AAUW members attending seated are Eleanor Filburn, Florence Farley and standing: Jean Chambers, guest Mary Kay Stone, Michael Pittavino H. Lee White Maritime Museum curator, Juanita Tschudy co-president, Emily Oaks, Mary Anne Hogan and Andy Nelson.

Also in attendance were members Jim Tschudy, Marilynn Smiley co-president, Mercedes Niess, and guest Elizabeth Wilcox.

At the February meeting of the local chapter of the American Association of University Women, curator Michael Pittavino of the H. Lee White Maritime Museum presented a talk on the Oswego Canal.

Pittavino used images and items from the museum’s archives to highlight the importance of the Oswego Canal and its impact on economic development in Oswego County communities along the canal.

The New York State Barge Canal System is celebrating its 200 year anniversary and is a National Historic Landmark.

The American Association of University Women is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls.

Since its founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political.

For more information about AAUW contact [email protected]

Located on the West First Street Pier in Oswego’s Historic Maritime District, winter hours for the Maritime Museum and Treasure Chest Gift Shop are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m, weekends by appointment.

For more information, contact the museum at (315) 342-0480, or visit www.hlwmm.org