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@oxhs.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, May 30, 2018:

Mike McDonnell will discuss Canada’s involvement in the US Civil War.

Grand Day Out Event: Saturday, June 9, 2018

This year for our Grand Day Out we are doing something slightly differently, we’re particpating in Sleuthstock: Exploring the Hidden History of Woodstock, followed by dinner afterwards at Finkle St. Tap & Grill!

This is how the event works:

Everyone meets at the Museum at 2pm will we will be divided into teams of two to four players, each team will receive a set of clues and a starting location. Successful deciphering of the the clue will lead you to an historic site. Once at the site you are required to answer a trivia question. Then it is on to the next clue and so on, until all the questions are answered. Each team will have 2 hours to complete the questions. Once your team has completed all the questions than you will return to the Museum where a discussion about the event will take place.

At 6pm we head over to Finkle St. Tap and Grill for dinner.

For this event there is a sign-up sheet in the Resource Centre. Sleuthstock and dinner will be listed separately so please put a check mark in each column for the event(s) that you plan on attending. RSVP by Wednesday, June 6, 2018, thank you!

Art in Victoria Park: Saturday, July 21, 2018

Please Join us at the Oxford Society and Woodstock Museum, NHS booth to learn about some of Woodstock’s history and take part in one of our mini historic tours. More information about volunteering at this event will be posted in the upcoming weeks. To learn more about the entertainment for this event visit the  City of Woodstock’s website and Facebook page.

Annual Joint Dinner: Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The guest speaker for this year’s dinner will be Alan Campbell, a family historian and author and past President of the Ontario Genealogical Society. This year’s event is hosted by The Oxford County Branch of the OGS. See the attached flyer for more information about this event and how to purchase tickets. Final day to purchase tickets are Friday, September 21, 2018.

 OCBOGS Sep. 26, 2018 Annual Dinner