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PO Box 101

Oswego, NY 13126 





 ADULTS - $7.00

TEENS  - $3.00

12& under - FREE

Hours of Operation

 Monday - Sunday 1-5pm

 July & August, 10-5pm

 Historic Vessels open Mid-May - Sep 30

(weather pending)


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 Programming 2014




        Tales of the Haunted Harbor

        Saturday, August 23, 7:30 PM
        Rain Date 8/24



The H. Lee White Maritime Museum presents “Tales of the Haunted Harbor” on Saturday, August 23, 2014, at 7:30 pm gates open with pre-show activities. The public is invited to join us at the historic Derrick Boat 8 for a night of mysteries, myths and ghost stories.

 The Tales will feature Jonel Langenfeld, Professor of Theatre and Theatre in Education, Storytelling for Social Justice and Director of the Expressive Arts Therapy Minor at SUNY Oswego and experienced seasoned professional.  

“Jonel recently directed the children’s play The Great Rope, which was a rousing success. Several performers from that event will participate in Tales to help tell these popular stories. The audience will be able to participate in interactive elements at the beginning of the show such as …the already popular “body” garden,” noted Mercedes Niess, Executive Director.

Audience members are encouraged to bring their camera to take pictures of the “Monster of Lake Ontario” puppet, ghost performers or the amazing Oswego sunset. Children are encouraged to dress as their favorite ghost character.

 “This is my fifth year here at the Museum and I really look forward to sharing these great stories and even some of my own experiences. It’s such a pleasure that local residents continue to share new or expanded stories with me. I am so honored to keep this long standing tradition going,” remarked Langenfeld.

“Not surprising, I feel drawn to Oswego’s history and the waterfront. There is always a story that needs to be told.” stated Langenfeld. Dan Williams returns to Tales lending his acting and musical talents to this magical evening performance. Once again the audience will be both entertained and surprised.”

“Jonel, has made a point to involve local talent as well as various college students and faculty as performers and technicians. She certainly brings a rich history of performance and storytelling experience to this annual tradition,” noted Richard Bush, president of the H. Lee White Maritime Museum.

This program is sponsored in part by longtime supporters of the Tales of the Haunted Harbor; Wayne Drug, NBT Bank and Oswego Elks Lodge #271.

 Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and blanket and enjoy an evening of mystery and ghost tales. Admission is $5 for adults, and accompanying children 12 and under are free. SUNY and Oswego High School students with ID are $3. A satellite of the Treasure Chest gift shop will be open that evening.

Parking is available at Wrights Landing and on West First and Lake Streets. No pets please! In case of inclement weather contact the Museum to confirm a date change.  For further information contact (315) 342-0480 or info@hleewhitemarinemuseum.

       H. Lee White Marine Museum Art Gallery- Don Gillespie Maritime Art

        All of August


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       Museum Picnic

      Friday, September 12, 6:00 PM

      History Lecture Series: George DeMass presents "Our Indigenous Neighbors: Their Journey"

     Saturday, September 13, 1:30 PM



               Star Gazing with John Rusho

              Friday, October 3, 7:00 PM with a Rain Date of Saturday, October 4


              Lighthouse Auction

              Saturday, October 25, 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM



  Volunteer Appreciation Reception

    Wednesday, November 12, Time TBA


 Gingerbread Craft Workshop

  Sunday, November 16, 2:00- 3:00 PM




       Christmas at Sea Open House- Santa at 2 PM

         Sunday, December 14 1-4:30 PM


         Holiday History Shoppe

         TBA- Thursday- Saturday


            Volunteer Christmas Party

           Thursday, December 11, 5:30 PM






H. Lee White Maritime Museum


West First Street Pier   PO Box 101   Oswego, New York 13126   315/342-0480  info@hleewhitemarinemuseum.com

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