Oxford Historical Society
We 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 after us.
60 Towner Lane, Oxford, CT 096478
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All 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.
The Second Annual Fiber Fest will be held April 22 and 23. Featured will be shearing, spinning, and weaving demonstrations, as well as hands-on experience with drop spindles and looms.
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.
Other 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 year.
The 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 The Stevenson Dam, 1917-2017, a display of the Oxford Historical Society’s photographs of the dam through the past century. Museum admission is free. Hours: 2-4 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of each month or by appointment. Info: 203-888-0230.
See link to photo images here:
Now Featuring; Construction of Stevenson Dam