Oswego Kansas Historical Society Museum and Genealogy

Oswego Kansas Historical Society Museum and Genealogy A page to promote the Oswego Museum and Genealogy building. Lots of great historical information, and family history of Oswego Kansas! Currently open by appointment.
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Operating as usual

04/12/2021

Remembering with fondness Richard W. Farris (January 3, 1930 - March 16, 2021). Richard served the last several years as President of the Oswego Museum Board of Directors. He was our good friend and always willing to lend an ear and offer support to fellow Board members. He will be missed by us all. Rest in Peace Richard, until we meet again.

Greetings from Oswego Museum!
04/03/2021

Greetings from Oswego Museum!

To one and all...

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
03/29/2021

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund

On National Vietnam War Veterans Day, we honor the legacy of the millions who served our nation during the Vietnam War. On March 29, 1973, the last American combat troops left Vietnam. More than three million Americans served in-country during the war and 58,279 men and women made the ultimate sacrifice. We continue to lose Vietnam veterans every day as a result of the war’s lingering effects.

Many Vietnam veterans returned home to a divided country and at times, little to no respect for their service. Today, we honor all they gave for their country. Together, we will continue to show our gratitude for our Vietnam veterans and work to ensure their service and sacrifices are never forgotten.

To our Vietnam veterans, “Thank you for your service and Welcome Home!” https://bit.ly/3cvLSv1

03/17/2021
GRAVES INTO GARDENS - ELEVATION WORSHIP LYRIC VIDEO

Mourning the loss of our dear museum board president Richard Farris who passed from this world yesterday. He was a good man and will be missed by many. The following was posted by one of his granddaughters.

Song: Graves Into GardensArtist: Elevation Worship

Remembering with fondness and gratitude our benefactor Wayne O'Connell.
03/17/2021

Remembering with fondness and gratitude our benefactor Wayne O'Connell.

It's Jerry Barnard Day! Remembering him with fondness and so thankful for his service to the community and the museum.
03/04/2021

It's Jerry Barnard Day! Remembering him with fondness and so thankful for his service to the community and the museum.

Kansas Historical Society
03/03/2021

Kansas Historical Society

In the early years, a farm wife’s life was full of hard work and isolation. The 1930s proved particularly challenging for Martha Frieson when dust storms added a layer of dirt to everything in her home. Regular visits from her children and grandchildren improved her spirit. When her children moved away from the county, she felt this loss dearly. #KansasHistory

Happy Valentine's Day from Oswego Museum!
02/14/2021

Happy Valentine's Day from Oswego Museum!

The Museum received this notice in the email. We're sharing it for those interested in genealogy.
01/31/2021

The Museum received this notice in the email. We're sharing it for those interested in genealogy.

01/29/2021
Kansas Tourism

CELEBRATING KANSAS DAY!

Today we salute Kansas! The Sunflower State still gives us a reason to dream even if our adventures have changed. Here’s a toast to the bold, to the wild, to the dreamers. To YOU. To the stars.

Plan your Kansas getaway at TravelKS.com. #ToTheStarsKS #KansasDay

Inauguration Day January 20, 2021. Respectfully congratulating President Joseph R. Biden & Vice President Kamala D. Harr...
01/21/2021
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Inauguration Day January 20, 2021. Respectfully congratulating President Joseph R. Biden & Vice President Kamala D. Harris. May God Bless America!

Remembering and Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
01/18/2021

Remembering and Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Obituary for Elizabeth "Liz" I. Turner at Parsons: Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home
01/05/2021
Obituary for Elizabeth "Liz" I. Turner at Parsons: Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home

Obituary for Elizabeth "Liz" I. Turner at Parsons: Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home

Elizabeth I. Liz Turner, 66, of rural Oswego, Kansas passed away at 846 p.m., Monday, January 4, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on July 2, 1954 in Oswego to Edward and Kathleen Kenworthy Schmidt. She grew up in Oswego and graduated from Oswego

Merry Christmas to all from the Board & Staff of Oswego Museum!
12/16/2020

Merry Christmas to all from the Board & Staff of Oswego Museum!

12/07/2020
History of Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving to all.
11/26/2020
Thanksgiving 2020

History of Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in the United States, and Thanksgiving 2020 occurs on Thursday, November 26. In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and

10/03/2020

PHONE IS WORKING AGAIN!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE!
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
The phone at the museum is
currently out of order.
Our email is still working,
so you can get a message to us at:
[email protected]

09/24/2020

ITEM HAS BEEN LOCATED BY OWNER!
LOST. Commemorative Oswego KS Centennial Coin.
We were contacted by an individual whose son has lost the above mentioned coin. The coin has sentimental meaning for their family as it was passed down from father to son. The son carried it always in his pocket as kind of a "worry stone". The centennial was celebrated in 1967. A photo of John Mathews is on one side & Oswego Centennial 1867-1967 on the other side. The person who contacted us said the writing is mostly worn off and believes it may have been lost in Owasso, OK. If anyone happens to have information about this lost coin, please contact the museum at 620-795-4500 and leave a message. Or if you have one of these coins and are interested in selling it, leave a message about that as well.

09/12/2020
Hope all are enjoying their day!
09/07/2020

Hope all are enjoying their day!

Kansas Historical Society
09/02/2020

Kansas Historical Society

Kansas entered the Union with a constitution that allowed women to vote in school board elections. This opened the way for women to hold office in the county’s public instruction. Ellen Webster was the first woman to serve as county superintendent of public instruction in Kansas. Webster, of Harvey County, was elected in 1872. When her opponent challenged her right to serve based on her gender, the election results were upheld.

A man, fairly beaten, who would contest his competitors right to hold the office on the ground of her sex, must be small indeed.
--Topeka Weekly Times


#kansashistory

08/10/2020

Happy 153rd Birthday
Oswego!
🎶🌹🎉🌹🎶

VFW Auxiliary Department of Kansas
07/28/2020

VFW Auxiliary Department of Kansas

NATIONAL KOREAN WAR VETERANS ARMISTICE DAY

National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day falls on July 27 each year. This observance recognizes the 5.7 million veterans of the Korean War and those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
During the three-year war, which lasted from June 25, 1950, to July 27, 1953, active-duty servicemembers faced unique risks and experiences that set them apart from previous generations. This armistice observance presents the opportunity to remember and honor their service.

In our nation's capital, the black granite wall of the Korean War Veterans Memorial stands as a testament to their sacrifice, etched with the words 'Freedom is Not Free.'"
In total, more than 36,000 Americans gave their lives in the Korean War, more than 103,000 were wounded, and nearly 8,000 went missing in action.

VFW Auxiliary Department of Kansas
07/27/2020

VFW Auxiliary Department of Kansas

NATIONAL KOREAN WAR VETERANS ARMISTICE DAY

National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day falls on July 27 each year. This observance recognizes the 5.7 million veterans of the Korean War and those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
During the three-year war, which lasted from June 25, 1950, to July 27, 1953, active-duty servicemembers faced unique risks and experiences that set them apart from previous generations. This armistice observance presents the opportunity to remember and honor their service.

In our nation's capital, the black granite wall of the Korean War Veterans Memorial stands as a testament to their sacrifice, etched with the words 'Freedom is Not Free.'"
In total, more than 36,000 Americans gave their lives in the Korean War, more than 103,000 were wounded, and nearly 8,000 went missing in action.

07/03/2020
ENJOY YOUR DAY ALL YOU GREAT DAD'S OUT THERE!🌹💞
06/21/2020
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ENJOY YOUR DAY ALL YOU GREAT DAD'S OUT THERE!🌹💞

06/15/2020
Gmail

Currently the Museum is open by appointment only. To arrange an appointment, you may call 620-795-4500 and leave a message or email us at
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Flag Day 2020: The 243rd birthday of the American flag
06/14/2020
Flag Day 2020: The 243rd birthday of the American flag

Flag Day 2020: The 243rd birthday of the American flag

June 14 is Flag Day, a nationally observed day to honor Old Glory. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson designated June 14 to be the official day for recognizing the adoption of the American flag, a day that would not become "National Flag Day" until an act of Congress in 1949. However, the flag's firs...

Remembering with love our dear friend and coworker Jean Snyder. Happy Birthday in Heaven, Jean!🌹Miss you!
06/07/2020

Remembering with love our dear friend and coworker Jean Snyder. Happy Birthday in Heaven, Jean!🌹
Miss you!

ForAmerica
06/06/2020

ForAmerica

Remembering the greatest generation on their most heroic day.

05/22/2020
Moment of Remembrance | Memorial Day 2020

Remembering those who sacrificed their lives for our country and their families who have endured the pain of their loss.

Every year on Memorial Day, the Moment of Remembrance invites Americans to pause for one minute to remember those who served, while listening to Taps—the bug...

Kelly's Treehouse
05/08/2020

Kelly's Treehouse

May the Blessings of Easter continue throughout the year!
04/12/2020

May the Blessings of Easter continue throughout the year!

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410 Commercial St
Oswego, KS
67356

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HOURS OF OPERATION: June through October 1:00 - 5:00 pm M-F November through May 1:00 - 5:00 pm Wed. Only or by appointment

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Wednesday 13:00 - 17:00

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Labette County Neighbors are meeting April 20, 2021 7PM at Cedar Tree Barn 1614 18,000 Rd. Parsons, KS. This meeting is open to Labette Co. residents with interest in the matter is encouraged to attend. https://www.facebook.com/groups/111880392182533/permalink/3778205415549994/
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from all of us at the Museum!🎄⛄🎶
Hello, I received your letter today, has my letter to you arrived yet?
Here is the picture of my father and Grandfather (both named after grandpa's grandfather ) Bill Nixon
Hello, I am a descendent of Bill Nixon --the adopted son of John Mathews --Mary Williams son be her first husband Yenglenka Nixon --John Mathews married Mary Williams before the baby was born so John Mathews called him hos son and he also went by the Name Bill Mathews --Mary had the boy christened by Father Choteau as (Bill Nixon). Bill grew up there at the Mathews House and went to school at the Osage Mission (learning to read and write German as well as English, French and Cherokee)-- It was Bill Nixon who rode out and swam his horse across the Neosho River at flood stage to warn and hide Father Schoenmaker from a group of outlaws who he had over heard talking about this at a corral in Town. Now in my family stories and also from some research---I understand that a number of ( MIxed Bloods) after the war applied to get ownership of property on the East and North side of town. My Grandfather told of stories going up into Kansas from the Indian Territory (were he was born --Osage Nation) to visit his Grandpa (Bill Nixon). The location of his farm there in the Osage Nation I have found and visited --it was over on the west side of the Osage Nation --and according to my Grandfather it was about a 3 day horse ride to get to his Grandpa's place in Kansas --- So I would like to ask ?? Do you have any TAX or property records for your county from say 1890 --to about 1920 ??? If so I would like to find out IF you have a Bill /William Nixon or possibly Bill / William Mathews (he could have used either name --I also have his Osage Tribal Name but I am rather certain that he would not have used that name for Tax or property ownership in Kansas. My objective is to locate Bill Nixon's residence or property location there. I appreciate any help you may be able to provide. Not that it helps you but here is Bill Nixon's picture ----then I have a picture of my father and grandfather who were both named after him ((IE--both of them Bill Nixon)
Thanks to Bill Cochran for putting together this video.
Hi. Thank you for joining me. Thanks for the quick reply. I'm looking for My grandfather's mother had three brothers who emigrated to the United States, I think everyone settled in Kansas. August Johansson (Johnson) in 1858 March 20 Skumslöv SWE. His wife Pernilla Andersson f 1853 Dec 19 Hasslöv. and their five children 1 Selma Pernilla 1882, 2 Ida J 1883, 3 Emma N 1885, 4 Elmer Stewart 1890 and 5 Edvin Clarence 1893. (emigrated in 1882) .................................................. .................................................. .............................. Next brother Lars Peter Johansson (Johnson) 1862 Aug 25 Skummeslöv SWE His wife Betty? (emigrated in 1884) .................................................. .................................................. .............................. Next brother Karl Magnus Johansson (Johnson) 1867 Aug 18 Skummeslöv SWE. .................................................. .................................................. .......... Have a nice day Kenneth [email protected]
Hello I am a genealogist from southern Sweden I am looking for relatives who emigrated to the United States. Have found some but would like to have contact with some of their grandchildren if there are any photos or stories about how they managed in the new country. Sending a family board, if you want to help me with this I would be happy. Have a nice day. Kenneth. [email protected] Kenneth Nilsson Elestorpsvägen 131 269 91 Båstad