OxHS Meeting Tonight – Wednesday, May 29, 2024!

Downtown Woodstock, Postcard from the Don Wilson Postcard Collection

Hello Everyone,

please join the Oxford Historical Society for our upcoming presentation:

Woodstock As It Was!

Join us as we step back in time and explore the many changes to this City over the decades. We will visit the Downtown, once a thriving main street, with shops like Lamons Bakery, shown above.  Museum Square about to undergo another transformation, the Hotel Oxford, the Capital Theater, Patullo Fountain, Southside Park and much more.  The City of Woodstock is embarking on an ambitious streetscape plan for the Downtown in 2024 – help us find ideas to promote Woodstock’s future by building on our knowledge of the past through this amazing collection of photographs and postcards.    

Presented by Eleanor Gardhouse, Director – Oxford Historical Society

Feel free to print and share this poster: Woodstock As It Was!

This presentation will take place at the Woodstock Museum, NHS. Doors open at 6:30pm and the meeting will start at 6:45pm. This is a free public meeting, all are welcome to attend.



If you have an event, pictures and articles concerning the history of Oxford County that you would like published on the Society’s blog please email us at info@oxhs.ca

Annandale NHS – Book Reading by Local Author – Tuesday, May 28, 2024 @ 10am!

Hello Everyone,

please see this guest post from the Annandale NHS:

Annandale NHS is excited to announce the local children’s book author, Nichola Zacher is coming to Annandale NHS for an author reading on Tuesday, May 28th at 10am! She will, of course, bring her dog, Marley!

Nichola Zacher lives in St. Thomas, Ontario, with her little dog Marley. Nichola was an early-childhood teacher, but nothing compares to taking care of her father and Marley. It has been this life that inspired Marley’s Dream Love.

Nichola will be selling her books after the reading

To find out more about Nichola and Marley and see all their books, please visit their website at: marleysdream.com

Please print and share this poster: Nichola & Marley

We are very excited to have Nichola and Marley join us on Tuesday, May 28th at 10am and we look forward to see you here!


If you have an event, pictures and articles concerning the history of Oxford County that you would like published on the Society’s blog please email us at info@oxhs.ca

OxHS Meeting- Wednesday, May 29, 2024!

Downtown Woodstock, Postcard from the Don Wilson Postcard Collection

Hello Everyone,

please join the Oxford Historical Society for our upcoming presentation:

Woodstock As It Was!

Join us as we step back in time and explore the many changes to this City over the decades. We will visit the Downtown, once a thriving main street, with shops like Lamons Bakery, shown above.  Museum Square about to undergo another transformation, the Hotel Oxford, the Capital Theater, Patullo Fountain, Southside Park and much more.  The City of Woodstock is embarking on an ambitious streetscape plan for the Downtown in 2024 – help us find ideas to promote Woodstock’s future by building on our knowledge of the past through this amazing collection of photographs and postcards.    

Presented by Eleanor Gardhouse, Director – Oxford Historical Society

Feel free to print and share this poster: Woodstock As It Was!

This presentation will take place at the Woodstock Museum, NHS. Doors open at 6:30pm and the meeting will start at 6:45pm. This is a free public meeting, all are welcome to attend.



If you have an event, pictures and articles concerning the history of Oxford County that you would like published on the Society’s blog please email us at info@oxhs.ca

TDHS General Meeting – Monday, May 27, 2024 @ 7pm!

Hello Everyone,

please see this guest post from the Tillsonburg & District Historical Society (TDHS):

The TDHS’s next General Meeting will be Monday, May 27th at 7pm at Annandale House NHS

At the meeting Robyn Michaud, Professor of Indigenous Studies at Conestoga College, will be speaking on Indigenous Culture.

To learn more abut TDHS our May issue of The Society Pages is available for download!


If you have an event, pictures and articles concerning the history of Oxford County that you would like published on the Society’s blog please email us at info@oxhs.ca

Ontario Ancestors Present – Virtual Meeting Monday May 13, 2024 at 7pm!

Hello Everyone,

Please see this guest post from the Oxford Branch of Ontario Ancestors:

Please join us on Monday, May 13 at 7:00 pm for a Zoom presentation by Kathryn Harvey, Archivist

Kathryn will take us on an exploration of the Scottish Collection at the McLaughlin Library, University of Guelph.

Please visit our website at https://oxford.ogs.on.ca and click on the link “Register Here” for the zoom meeting.  The meeting is free and we welcome everyone.

Liz Buchanan
Oxford Branch Publicity Coordinator
Ontario Ancestors

Ph: 519-421-1700


If you have an event, pictures and articles concerning the history of Oxford County that you would like published on the Society’s blog please email us at info@oxhs.ca