Oxford Historical Society

Oxford County's Old Jail House<br /> Photo courtesy of Heritage Woodstock<br /> Taken by Eleanor Gardhouse

Oxford County’s Old Jail House
Photo courtesy of Heritage Woodstock
Taken by Eleanor Gardhouse

Welcome to the Oxford Historical Society.

Throughout the year the Society presents free talks, usually historical in nature, on a variety of topics. The majority of these presentations are held on the last Wednesday of the month at 6:45pm at the Woodstock Museum, NHS. On this page you will see a listing of the newest presentations.  For a complete listing of upcoming talks and events please click on the Upcoming Events tab.

If you have a topic that you wish to present to the Oxford Historical Society (OxHS), please contact us at info@oxhsociety.ca

If you wish to volunteer or become a member of the OxHS please click on the following tabs: Volunteer or Membership.

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, January 25, 2017:

Please join us for the OxHS AGM. Nominations are being accepted for next year’s Board members. If anyone wishes to become a board member please contact the OxHS by email at info@oxhs.ca or calling 519-421-1700 so that your name can be added to the nomination list. 

Our speaker for tonight will be Jack Hedges discussing the Yukon Conference: “The North and the First World War” which he attended in May 2016. The meeting will be held at the Woodstock Museum, NHS at 6:45pm. All are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017:

Don Wilson will present his collection of historical Oxford County postcards.

Thursday, March 2, 2017:

Zonta celebrates International Women’s Day with a performance at the Woodstock Market Centre Theatre of: “Women on the Home Front”, including Oxford County 1939-1945, at 7pm

Professional actors will be doing a Vignette of Women that worked at the CNR locomotive repair shop in Stratford as well we will have 5 stories of local women who played a role during the war both here and abroad.

Zontian yellow roses will also be for sale and the proceeds will go to support Zonta International projects:

  • addressing human trafficking and unsafe migration
  • delaying early marriage through education and literacy training
  • eliminating obstetric fistula and reducing mother and child deaths
  • funding schools and education for vulnerable and excluded girls

Tickets are $25 and include light refreshments, cash bar available.

Tickets are available from Mostly Roses, from Zontian members or by calling Brenda at 519-539-0611