Welcome to the Safe Haven Museum and Education Center

The Safe Haven Museum and Education Center is dedicated to keeping alive the stories of the 982 refugees from World War II who were allowed into the United States as "guests" of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. These refugees were housed at Fort Ontario in Oswego, New York, from August 1944 until February 1946.

Announcements

Thank you to everyone who volunteered, donated to, and attended the 70th reunion and Ride to Remember!

We want to hear from you! Do you or someone in your family have memories of the refugee shelter? Museum board members and SUNY Oswego students have launched a project called, “The Neighbors Project,” to collect and catalogue these stories. Click here to read our press release.

Upcoming Events

• Contact (315) 342-3003 for more information

Fall Hours of Operation

Thu-Sun: 11:00am-4:00pm
Off-hour appointments available

$5 Adults & Seniors
$3 Students & Children

Group tours: available all year
Contact museum for arrangements.
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Traveling Exhibits

Your group or institution can tell this story of courage and caring with our traveling exhibit program

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Neighbors Project

We want to hear from you! Do you or someone in your family have memories of the refugee shelter? Museum board members and SUNY Oswego students have launched a project called, “The Neighbors Project,” to collect and catalogue these stories.

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About the Museum

Safe Haven, Inc., an all volunteer 501 C-3 Corporation, was formed in 1989 to keep alive the story of these former refugees and the small community that helped them fulfill their dream.

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