Oswego County Historical Society

135 E 3rd St
Oswego, NY 13126
United States

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The Oswego County Historical Society was founded in 1896 and officially incorporated through an act of the New York State Legislature. It is subject to the guidelines of the New York State Board of Regents under the New York State Education Law. The first founding board of trustees originally organized a celebration to recognize the 100th anniversary of the evacuation of the British from Fort Ontario and Oswego in 1796. This was a momentous event in local history. After the success of the centennial extravaganza, prominent citizens in Oswego decided to establish a permanent organization focused on local history.