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.
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.
Twitchell-Rowland Old Homestead Flea Market
The 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.
Historical Society observed Women's History Month in March.
During the month of March, the Historical Society posted a daily video on Facebook, featuring three or four women of Oxford, from various times in Oxford history.
They are now archived on the Society webpage for your review here:
The many faces of Oxford Center School
The 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
Historical Society seeks donations for special Adeline Gray event.
The Historical Society will commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Adeline Gray's Historic Leap, making the first live test of a nylon parachute. The event was critical to the WWII war efforts, as parachutes were then made of silk from Japan. With the war underway, it was vital to have material to provide troops and pilots with working parachutes. Oxford resident Adeline Gray's parachute landing will be commemorated by a special program on June 4th at Oxford Grange Hall.
The Society seeks funding for the cost of this event, and will dedicate the returns from the online Great Give donation program through the Valley Community Foundation on May 2 and 3. Please consider a donation at https:/thegreatgive.org/npo/oxford-historical-society .
To see a Youtube video of about Adeline's achivement and the donation program, click here: https://youtu.be/jDFIqtpYTU8