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Governor's House
Our Resource Centre offices are in the same foreground buildings (shown above) as the Oxford County Archives, at 82 Light Street, Court House Square, Woodstock, Ontario. The house was originally the Governor's House of the Old Oxford County Jail; was extensively renovated between 2009 and 2012 and a new annex added on its left.
The former Oxford County Jail, its central Romanesque-style tower visible in the background beyond the street light, was opened in 1854 and stayed as a prison until its closure in the 1970s. After a long "Save the Oxford County Jail" campaign to prevent the demolition of this County heritage building; raise funds for renovation, and find a good use for it, the old prison was renovated in the 1980s. In 1986, it was reborn as the 'Oxford County Board of Health'.
Resource Centre Phone: (519) 421-1700     Open Monday to Friday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Oxford Historical Society
Next Meeting 2015
Wed Jan 28
7:00 pm
Event: Annual General Meeting
Speaker: Dr Elaine Becker
Topic: "Port Burwell and HMCS Ojibwa"
Place: Woodstock Public Library
445 Hunter Street, Woodstock
Our history meetings are held Sep to May (not December), usually on the last Wednesday of the month.
Free. All welcome! Free Parking.

We share offices with - OGS Oxford County Branch - and their
upcoming events are at -
OGS Oxford County Branch - Upcoming Events
HMCS Ojibwa

Canada's Cold War Warrior 

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