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.
1. Please read the President's December letter to the Safe Haven Membership.
2. SAVE THE DATE: June 19-21, 2014.
The Safe Haven Museum & Education Center and the Jewish Motorcycle Alliance celebrate the 70th reunion of the Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter in Oswego. See the EVENTS page for more information.
Reminder: Download the Ride to Remember event registration form here.
3. We are looking forward to the 70th Reunion in 2014. Plans are already in the works. Please read this letter from the President regarding sponsorship opportunities, and the anniversary announcement.
4. We are currently offering an opportunity for you to be permanently recognized as a supporter of Safe Haven on a Wall of Remembrance inside the museum. Click here to fill out the form to contribute. All donations will benefit the 70th Reunion program.
5. 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.