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

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

Available for purchase:

Defined Under Pressure Poster June 2015A new book by Dr. Elaine Becker, commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Woodstock Fire Department. Defined Under Pressure is available for $15.00 (taxes included), at one of the following locations:  the Resource Centre of the Oxford Historical Society, the Parkinson Road Fire Station, and the Woodstock Museum NHS. Please also visit the exhibit at the Woodstock Museum NHS, which runs from June 6 to September 5th. 

Book Signing Events:

Thursday, July 30th from 1-3pm at the Downtown Farmer’s Market.

Sunday, August 9th at 11am and at 1pm in the Grand Hall of the Woodstock Museum, NHS.

Sunday, August, 9, 2015:
Fun With Firetrucks! Please visit Museum Square on Sunday, Aug. 9th from 10am to 3pm to view vintage firetrucks. See the special exhibit inside the Museum where Dr. Elaine Becker will be speaking about her new book: Defined Under Pressure: A History of the Woodstock Fire Department, at 11am and at 1pm. Books can be purchased for $15.00 (taxes included) from the Oxford Historical Society, the Parkinson Road Fire Station, or from the Woodstock Museum, NHS.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015:
The Oxford Historical Society invites everyone to attend this year’s joint meeting with the OGS Oxford Country, at the Southgate Centre. Dr. Elaine Becker will be presenting her book: Defined Under Pressure: the Story of the Woodstock Fire Department. Bar opens at 6pm, dinner at 6:30pm. Tickets are available after August 1st for $25.00, and must be purchased in advance from the Society, call 519-421-1700 or email info@oxfordhistoricalsociety.ca.