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Oxford Historical Society

Post Office Box 582,   Oxford, Connecticut, 06478


Homestead

Twitchell-Rowland Homestead
60 Towner Lane, Oxford 

Oxford Historical Society's 

History Education 

Center & Museum

give local

Give Local Greater Waterbury & Litchfield Hills
May 3 - 4, 2016

Hosted by the Connecticut Community Foundation, Give Local Greater Waterbury & Litchfield Hills is a 36-hour online community giving event that encourages donors to lend their support to the nonprofit organizations that work every day to make our community stronger.

Every dollar donated to participating nonprofits between 7 AM on May 3 and 7 PM on May 4 will be stretched with bonus funds provided by the Connecticut Community Foundation and our generous Give Local sponsors. Nonprofits can also win amazing cash prizes during the event! 

The Historical Society's link will be:
https://givelocalccf.org/npo/oxford-historical-society-inc

Your donations will be used to establish a permanent fund to fund the preservation of the Twitchell-Rowland Homestead.

Oxford Historical  Society Earns Gold Seal from  GuideStar Exchange


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The Oxford Historical Society, Inc. has received the GuideStar Exchange Gold participation level, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar USA, Inc., the premier source of nonprofit information. This level demonstrates the Society's deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability.
     The Society has worked diligently to fulfill our mission.  We have a commitment in being transparent about our efforts to encourage historic preservation and appreciation in Oxford.  As a GuideStar Exchange participant, we use their platform to share a wealth of up-to-date information about our work to our supporters and GuideStar's immense online audience of nonprofits, grantmakers, individual donors, and the media.
     

Adeline Gray, Oxford's famous parachutist makes history. See her story here


"Oxford History Remembered"
New Book Available
The 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.)





Contact any Officer




Harriet's Quilt
An Oxford signature quilt from before the Civil War.
See information on the quilt and on the people who made and signed it:
HERE

More Photos from the 2016 Fiber Fest, CLICK HERE
3Saxony wheel

Harger photo
Alfred Harger Photo Collection,
1930's and 40's now online

Museum Hours:
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
HERE.
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.

Residents are asked to help identify the students and teachers in the photographs.  You may see our growing collection here:


Oxford Centralized School:


1963-64
1964-65 
1965-66 
1966-67 
1967-68 
1968-69
1969-70 -MISSING!
1970-71
1971-72
1972-73
1973-74

More coming!

See how many
you can identify!
Please email your answers to: Photos@oxford-historical-society.org



Download a free Kindle copy of the book "Chauncey Judd,
or a Boy Stolen,"
by Israel P. Warren.
Story of burglary and kidnapping during the American Revolution, with parts of the story taking place in Oxford.

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.