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.
Twitchell-Rowland Homestead
60 Towner Lane, Oxford, CT 096478
circa 1750
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OLD NEWS
from Area Newspapers

1885 Freshet in the Housatonic

1882 Ice threatens
Zoar  Bridge




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
Peach Festival on August 26th at Great Hill UMC

The Oxford Historical Society will hold its 11th Annual Peach Festival, Saturday, August 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, located at the rotary at 225 Great Hill Road, Seymour.  The location was changed to accomodate the church schedule of St. Peter's Church which has hosted the event in previous years.

The annual festival features a display on the Hale-Coleman Peach Farm which was a major enterprise in Seymour and Oxford along Great HIll Road and the Peach Farm Road. Refresments will include Rich Farm peach ice cream, fresh peach cobbler, made with Market 32 peaches with whipped cream.

In addition to the peach farm display, this year's event will feature a display of Oxford life a century ago, from the years, 1915 through 1920, including residents' participation in World War I, both in the military and through the many efforts conducted at the homefront to support the troops.  Featured will be the WWI letters of Clarence Roberts, his uniform and some artifacts from his service.

The event is open to the public and suitable for all ages.