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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Saturday, August 18, 2-3pm: Impressive Homes Tour & Tea
Learn about some of Woodstock’s Impressive homes during this one hour tour. The tour begins at Woodstock’s Public Library and concludes with a tea at Chateau la Motte.
More information about this event will be available from the Woodstock Public Library in July.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018: When Tobacco Was King by Paul Allen
Book signing at the Tillsonburg Legion on September 12, 2018 in Tillsonburg
Interested in tobacco and its history? Paul Allen has written a book exploring the history of the Canadian and American tobacco industry. The Tillsonburg Legion is hosting a Meet the Author and Book Signing on Wednesday, September 12 from 7-9pm, and has invited the Society’s members to attend. This is not a Society event and the attached posters and website link When Tobacco Was King provide more information about his book and the event.
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.
Thursday, October 18, 2018
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 that 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.