Submitted by the Oswego County Historical Society
Several of the historical organizations in Oswego County will participate in this yearâ€™s Archives Day by having their facilities open for tours. The event will occur on Saturday, October 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Special historical treasures will be on display at all of the facilities, so everyone is encouraged to take a wonderful â€œhistory tripâ€ around the county on that day!
â€œMany historical societies have established a great â€œHistory Groupâ€ which meets on a monthly basis,â€ said Peg McKinstry, president of the Oswego County Historical Society (OCHS) Board of Trustees. â€œWe have been discussing ways to help each other and have planned several events in which to participate together, such as offering old- fashioned games at Harborfest and making our museums available to show special items on Archives Day.â€
The organizations participating in Archives Day are Pulaski Historical Society, 3428 Maple Ave. in Pulaski; Halfshire Historical Society, 1100 Co. Rt. 48 in Richland; Friends of History, Pratt House Museum, 177 S. First St. in Fulton; Hannibal Historical Society at Hannibal Community Center, 162 Oswego St. in Hannibal; Mexico Historical Society, 65 S. Jefferson St. in Mexico; Oswego Heritage Foundation, 143 W. Third St. in Oswego; and Oswego County Historical Society, Richardson-Bates House Museum, 135 E. third St. in Oswego.
â€œBy visiting these sites people will have a great opportunity to learn much more about the history of where they live,â€ said Mary Lou Morrow of the Pulaski Historical Society. â€œIt will give the historical organizations an opportunity to proudly share their facilities too.â€
For more information about the special Archives Day or other historical information contact the OCHS by calling 343-1342.