Street Walking Can Be Fun In Oswego

OSWEGO, NY – The third lecture of the 2009 H. Lee White Marine Museum History Lecture Series will feature Doris Allen, a local resident, author and retired educator, who will relate Oswego’s history through its street names.

She will take us on three imaginary historic “walks” through city streets to search for clues about Oswego’s past.

Doris Allen to speak at the H. Lee White Marine Museum
Doris Allen to speak at the H. Lee White Marine Museum

If you have ever wondered “Who was Van Buren?” and “Who was Mitchell?” as you traveled our fair city, your questions will be answered during this unique presentation.

Allen is a long-time resident of the city of Oswego, although she did live in North Carolina for a while, and she has traveled extensively.

She was a teacher in the city of Oswego for 25 years and served as principal of School No. 2.

She has degrees from Oswego State and Columbia universities.

She is the author of several professional publications, and has been a contributing editor to a variety of education publications.

Allen was a pioneer in her own right.

She was the first female city alderman of Oswego, serving from 1952 to 1954.

During her term she was involved in the building of Hamilton Homes and helped start the first city planning commission where she served as the first secretary.

She also worked on the committee to revise the city charter in 1976.

The lecture will take place Sept. 19 at 1:30 p.m. at the H. Lee White Marine Museum.

Admission to this program is free.

The Marine Museum is located at the end of the West First Street Pier in Oswego’s Historic Maritime District.

For more information about this program or other museum activities, contact the H. Lee White Marine Museum at 315-342-0480 or [email protected]

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