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

There are many exciting opportunities to volunteer with the Oxford Historical Society. To find out more about the opportunities please click on the Volunteer tab.

If you wish to become a member of the OxHS please click on the Membership tab.

Upcoming Events:

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

Thursday, October 18, 2018: Oxford County Herstory: the Women of Harvey Woods and E.E. Paquette; 7pm at the Woodstock Museum, NHS

The Society is once again partnering with the Women’s Employment Resource Centre to hold an event on Thursday October 18, 2018,  which is Persons Day, the day the British Privy Council declared that women are persons! In preparation for this event, we are conducting interviews with women who worked at the Harvey Woods or E.E. Paquette factories. If you know of women who worked at these factories please have them contact the Society at info@oxhs.ca and put ‘Woods & Paquette’ in the subject line.

Saturday, November 24, 2018: Christmas Tour of Homes

We hope we can have a Christmas Tour of Homes this year but we need help in finding people who are willing to open some rooms on the main floor of their home that are decorated for Christmas. If you would like to open your home for the tour please contact the Society at info@oxhs.ca and put ‘Christmas Tour of Homes’ in the subject line.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Stephen Smith will be joining us tonight to discuss the Homecoming of Local Veterans in 1918. This is the 5th and last talk in our WWI series.