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.

The Resource Centre and will close for the holiday season from Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 at 2pm. It will re-open on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 10am.

Upcoming Events:

Nominations are Open!!!!

If you wish to join the Executive Board for 2019 nominations are now being accepted for the following positions: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Membership, Archives/Architecture, Communications & Newsletter and Member(s) at Large (maximum of 2).

Your nomination must be received in writing by Tuesday, January 15, 2019 to info@oxhs.ca

The vote for the Executive will be held at our AGM on Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Annual General Meeting, including voting for the 2019 Executive.

Tonight’s presentation will be on the Canada Company, Elaine Becker presenting.

Membership Renewals!!!

Dear Members,

It is that time once again to renew your membership

 – $25 for a single membership, $30 for a family membership

 – memberships run from January to December

With a membership you will receive a quarterly newsletter, voting privileges, access to the Resource Centre (fees may apply for printed material), emails about upcoming events

You can pay in person at our AGM on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Payments can be made by cheque/money order, made out to the Oxford Historical Society or paid in cash. 

If you would like to join the Society please complete the Membership Form and either bring it with you to our next meeting or mail it to the Resource centre.

Our mailing address is: PO Box 20091, Woodstock, ON N4S 8X8

If in person, the Resource Centre is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm.

The address is:
Oxford Historical Society
Governor’s House
82 Light Street, Court House Square
Woodstock, ON N4S 6H1

Wednesday, February 27, 2019:  No meeting

Wednesday, March 27, 2019:

Don Wilson will talk about Bernadette Smith, Woodstock’s first female mayor.

April 24, 2019:

Beverly Campbell will discuss the Reverend Eben Muir.