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May 2017

I Love My Park Day!

May 6, 2017
Fort Ontario, 1 East Fourth St
Oswego, NY 13126 United States
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A week of celebrating Ludwig Bemelmans’s life here in Oswego, NY

May 12, 2017 - May 21, 2017
Fort Ontario, 1 East Fourth St
Oswego, NY 13126 United States
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"A week of celebrating Ludwig Bemelmans's life here in Oswego, NY. Ludwig was a WWI private at Fort Ontario in 1917, and he wrote a book "My War With The United States" about his experiences. A few years later, he started a series of children's books about a school girl in Paris named Madeline, for which he became famous and much beloved. Oswego will celebrate the 100th anniversary of WWI and Bemelmans service with a play adapted from the book,…

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Would the World Have Had Madeline if Ludwig Bemelmans Had Been Sent to Fort Dix?

May 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Frances Marion Brown Theatre, East Fourth Street and Barbara Donahue Drive
Oswego, NY 13126 United States

Oswego Civic Arts Center, Oswego Players Frances Marion Brown Theater - Jennifer Emmons, former Fort Ontario Office Manager, presentation “Would the World Have Had Madeline if Ludwig Bemelman's Had Been Sent to Fort Dix?”

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Art Gallery Exhibit “Madeline in Oswego”,

May 13, 2017 - May 21, 2017
Oswego Civic Center

Arts Association of Oswego at the Oswego Civic Center will host an Art Gallery Exhibit “Madeline in Oswego”, a display of local artists “in the style of” Ludwig Bemelmans”. Saturday May 13 to Saturday May 21, 2-5pm

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My War with the United States

May 13, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Frances Marion Brown Theatre, East Fourth Street and Barbara Donahue Drive
Oswego, NY 13126 United States

Players Theatre of Oswego will produce the world premiere of “My War with the United States.” (Further performances will be on May 14 at 2pm, May 19 at 8pm, May 20 at 8pm and May 21 at 2pm.)

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Open for the Season!

May 17, 2017
Fort Ontario, 1 East Fourth St
Oswego, NY 13126 United States
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Spring Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 10:00am -4:30pm Closed Mondays & Tuesdays

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Walking Tour Of Sites Associated With WWI

May 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fort Ontario, 1 East Fourth St
Oswego, NY 13126 United States

Fort Grounds – Paul Lear, Historic Site Manager at Fort Ontario will conduct a walking tour of sites associated with WWI and the Bemelmans stories.

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Presentation With Photos Of The Fort In WWI

May 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Oswego Civic Center

Oswego Civic Arts Center, Oswego Players Frances Marion Brown Theater – Paul Lear will give a presentation with photos of the Fort in WWI.

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All Day Events

May 20, 2017 @ 1:00 am - 6:00 pm

10 AM to 3 PM – Kite Fest – Kite flying on the lake bluff at one of the best, windiest and least obstructed sites in the area. 10 AM to 4 PM Oswego Civic Center Arts Association open for showing of the exhibit “Madeline in Oswego” 10 AM to 4 PM Kite building and painting workshop at the Oswego Civic Center Arts Association, tied into the Madeline story of Pepito in “Madeline and The Bad Hat” 10 AM to…

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Memorial Day

May 29, 2017
Fort Ontario, 1 East Fourth St
Oswego, NY 13126 United States
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