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 at the Woodstock Public Library. 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@oxfordhistoricalsociety.ca

The OxHS offers historic walking tours of downtown Woodstock, to schedule a tour please contact us at info@oxfordhistoricalsociety.ca

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

Wednesday, April 29:
Many thanks to Matthew Scholtz for a very informative discussion relating to his  latest book: Tillsonburg Album. To purchase Matthew’s book please visit his website Tillsonburg Album.

Tuesday, May 19: Day Trip to Elgin County History

Deward Yates, a Oxford Historical Society member and teacher of history at local senior centres, invites all members and friends of the Society to join him on a day trip to Elgin County and the St. Thomas area. This year’s trip includes a train ride on the heritage railway from Port Stanley to St. Thomas, with a step-on tour provided by the Elgin Historical Society.  The cost for the tirp is $120.00/per person ($15 less if you bring your own lunch). This day trip is not organized by the OxHS so please contact Deward Yates directly at 519-539-3530 to participate. Please see the attached PDF Elgin County Trip for more information.