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.

Announcement: Director Wanted!

There is an opening for the position of Director on the Board of the Oxford Historical Society. If you are interested in becoming a Board member please contact the Society at info@oxhs.ca. The current Board will review all applications and will notify the chosen candidate. This is a great opportunity for someone who would like to learn more about the history of Woodstock and Oxford County and to gain valuable experience as a board member.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016:

Bert Taylor will present a talk on Joseph Whiteside Boyle’s activities during WWI. This will be the third talk in the series of the Oxford Historical Society’s WWI talks and will be presented at the Woodstock Museum, NHS beginning at 6:45pm. Refreshments will be served afterwards.

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.