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
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.
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                                              GIVE LOCAL: April 24 and 25

The Oxford Historical Society will again participate in the Give Local Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills online giving program from 7 a.m. Tuesday, April 24, to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 25.

The event, sponsored by the Connecticut Community Foundation, seeks to inspire people to support local non-profits during a 36-hour online giving period.

Oxford residents are asked to consider donating through the 36-hour campaign via https://givelocalccf.org/npo/oxford-historical-society-inc.

Using proceeds for preservation work at the Twitchell-Rowland Homestead, the Historical Society has upgraded windows, repaired siding, installed a kitchenette and invested in other elements of the 1740 house. Additionally OHS has used funds for presenting programs both in the public schools, at the society museum, and at community facilities. Speakers on historic figures, the Stevenson Dam, the 2017 Adeline Gray Parachute Event are only a few of the creative presentations shared with the community.

Those seeking additional information may visit www.givelocalcf.org.

House Tour, May 5th

The Oxford Historical Society will sponsor a tour of the town’s historic landmarks on Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Town Clerk’s Office in the S. B. Church Memorial Town Hall for $15.  Reservations may be made by calling 203 910-4574 or by email to dottie@oxford-historical-society.org.  On the day of the tour tickets will be available for $20 at the Twitchell-Rowland Homestead at 60 Towner Lane. 

The tour will showcase buildings dating from 1714 - 1835.  It includes three churches and a former tavern and stop on the Underground Railway.  A large farmhouse now preserved as a museum, two private homes and other sites may also be visited that day. Volunteers from the Oxford Historical Society will serve as docents.  All proceeds will go to the Homestead Preservation Fund.

More details on the buildings to be visited is available here: http://www.oxford-historical-society.org/2018tour/index.htm