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September 24, 2018

Oswego Town Historical Society Plans Two Events In September


OSWEGO TOWN, NY – The Oswego Town Historical Society will sponsor two events for the month of September.

On September 14 at 6:30 p.m. there will be the annual cemetery walk with candlelight at Oswego Town Rural Cemetery, Cemetery Road in Fruit Valley.

Among the graves visited will be three of Civil War soldiers who did not return home alive.  This is in remembrance of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

On September 18 at 6:30 p.m., the event will be at SUNY Oswego’s Rice Creek Field Station, Thompson Road.

A history of Rice Creek (Three Mile Creek) will be given by Town Historian George DeMass, followed by a tour of the new facility with hostess, Diann Jackson.

The newly renovated Rice Creek Field Station, a unit of the State University of New York at Oswego, is located one mile south of the main campus.  It is a year-round facility providing for field oriented biological and earth science teaching and research.

The station has a newly constructed central building, which contains two state-of -the-art  laboratories, a lecture/seminar room and a small exhibit and reception area for visitors.

The grounds surrounding the station include an herb garden and 300 acres of fields, forests, ponds and streams that are used for ecological research by faculty and students in formal course work and independent study projects.

In addition to academic offerings, the field station provides public programs in nature education for groups and individuals, school aged to adult, four nature trails, open to the public, provide opportunities for hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing, and an Orange trail for bicycling.

For more information, please call 312-6677 or 420-0000.

The public is welcomed at both events.

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