Oxford Historical Society
are responsible for preserving all that has come to us from those who
have come before us. We are equally responsible to those who will come
60 Towner Lane, Oxford, CT 096478
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donations will go for the long-term preservation of the
Twitchell-Rowland Homestead and future non-recurring expenses. Funds
will be managed by the Connecticut Community Foundation.
On May 7, Watertown Town Historian Stephanie Lantierre of the CT Gravestone Network will
lead a cemetery walk and talk. Stephanie was recently honored with a
prestigious Award of Merit by the American Association for State and
Local History at their National Conference held in Detroit, Michigan.
The Award was for her leadership and dedication to improving the
professional practices of the Avery Memorial Association.
annual events to be scheduled include the annual flea market in the
spring and the peach festival at the end of the summer. The annual
members meeting will be held in November and will feature a special
program of interest to members and friends.
In addition, the
Homestead will continue to be open the first and third Sundays from 2
to 4 p.m. Also weaving programs for youth & adults and special
programs for scouts are available upon request throughout the
Now Featuring; Construction of Stevenson Dam
Twitchell-Rowland Homestead Museum offers changing displays
representing the history of a rural New England town once dotted with
farms and small mills, housed in a 1755 saltbox farmhouse.
Current exhibits include “From
the Early American Workbench”, a collection of antique tools on loan
from Rob Buck. Museum admission free. Hours: 2-4 p.m. on
the first and third Sundays of each month or by appointment.
Info: 203 888-0230.
Twitchell-Rowland Old Homestead Flea Market
Oxford Historical Society will sponsor its fifth annual Old Homestead
Flea Market on Saturday, June 24, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00. p.m. at
the Twitchell-Rowland Museum, 60 Towner Lane in Oxford.
The Society is seeking vendors to purchase spaces measuring 10'x10' at $15.00 each. Application forms are available on the Oxford Historical Society website HERE or by calling Jane Hulbert at 203-734-4446. The deadline for making a space reservation is Monday, June 19, 2016.
Proceeds from the Flea Market will go towards continued restoration and repair of the 1755 saltbox. The museum will be open for docent-led tours during the event. Water and soda and homemade baked goods will be available for sale.
2017 Fiber Fest seeking demonstrators
second Annual Fiber Fest will be held April 22 and 23 at the
Twitchell-Rowland Homestead. Hours are 10am to 4 p.m. on Saturday and
Noon to 4 pm on Sunday. We are seeking volunteers to demonstrate fiber
crafts, including spinning, weaving, natural dyes, and other authentic
Ron East will shear sheep and an alpaca. Please see our YouTube Video for more information: https://youtu.be/ahw8zaAFkBk
March is Women's History Month
During the month of March, the Historical Society has been posting a
daily video on Facebook, featuring three or four women of Oxford, from
various times in Oxford history. For those who use facebook, you
can follow these regular postings, and other Historical Society news,
using the facebook link @oxfordhistorical.
For those who
prefer to use the Society webpage, or who want to review some previous
days, you may view the regular postings here:
The many faces of Oxford Center School
Waterbury Republican of March 275h carried a short piece. Under the
headline, "By any name, Center School is definitely a middle school."
Read MORE here
See Video Here