60 Towner Lane, Oxford
Oxford Historical Society's
Center & Museum
Homestead Decorated for the Holidays
The Oxford Historical Society will feature a Christmas Bazaar at the
Homestead during our December open houses, Dec. 6 and 20, from 2 to 4
p.m. A variety of Christmas items and home-made jellies will be
available, as well as other new and gently used items.
The colonial homestead will also feature a variety of Christmas
decorations, plus a collection of different nativity scenes. The
Society would appreciate the loan of unusual or older nativity scenes
for the display. The nativity scenes can be displayed in the
Homestead's locked display cases. Persons who would like their nativity
scenes displayed may contact Nancy Farnum at 203-888-0230.
The History of Christmas in Connecticut
Town Historian, Dorothy A.
DeBisschop, will present an illustrated PowerPoint talk on the History
of Christmas in Connecticut, on Dec. 6, at 2:30 p.m. Come hear surprising details
of how the holiday was observed in Connecticut's colonial times and how
it changed over the years.
Oxford Historical Society Earns Gold Seal from GuideStar Exchange
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Adeline Gray, Oxford's famous parachutist makes history. See her story here
"Oxford History Remembered"
New Book Available
Society's newest book, Oxford History Remembered, is now available. The book includes tales from
Oxford's early history, the contributions of Oxford residents in times
of war, as well as more recent stories, such as the establishment of
the Oxford Land Trust. The book includes a history of the 6-year
effort of the Oxford Historical Society to preserve the Homestead.
Area History Links:
(search the 1798 Oxford CT Tax roll.)
Harriet's QuiltAn Oxford signature quilt from before the Civil War.See information on the quilt and on the people who made and signed it:HERE |
First and Third Sundays of each month
2 - 4 p.m.
Photos of Lake Zoar, Zoar Bridge, Zoar Village and Stevenson Station added from 2012 Peach Festival
PHOTO COLLECTION The Society continues to make appointments to meet with individuals at the Library to scan their photos of old time Oxford. while they
wait. If you have photos to share, please call Dottie DeBisschop
203-910-4574 to schedule an appointment.
Oxford Center School Photos
The Oxford Historical Society has received many class
photographs from Oxford Center School. The photographs are being
scanned and filed for preservation in our archives.
are asked to help identify the students and teachers in the
photographs. You may see our growing collection here:
Download a free Kindle copy of the book "Chauncey Judd,
Story of burglary and kidnapping during the American Revolution, with parts of the story taking place in Oxford.
or a Boy Stolen,"
by Israel P. Warren.
To download, RIGHT CLICK HERE and choose SAVE AS. The
exhibit can be seen during museum open hours from 2-4 p.m. on the first
and third Sundays of each month or by appointment. For further
information call 203 888-0230.