Please see this guest post from the Annandale NHS and the Tillsonburg and District Historical Society:
Upcoming Events at Annandale NHS & Museum include:
February 12th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Exhibit opening of “What’s Your Sign?” Light refreshments will be provided. Cost is by donation.
February 14th from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – “Be My Valentine Tea” Come for tea, sweet treats and make a special Valentine gift to keep or to give to your Valentine! Cost is $20 plus taxes.
February 20th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Family Day at the Museum Drop in on Family Day to play some games, make a craft, take a guided tour or participate in the for scavenger hunt. Cost is by donation.
Cemetery Walking Tour of the graves of Tillsonburg’s first Mayor and Council A Tillsonburg 150 Event Thursday, September 15th, 2022 OR Saturday, September 17th, 2022 Time: 1pm to 2pm Cost: By Donation Meeting Place: Cemetery Office Come visit the Tillsonburg Cemetery and take a guided walking tour of the graves of Tillsonburg’s first Mayor and Councilors.
“Wade into Tea” Tea Party with the Curator Wednesday, October 5th, 2022 Time: 2pm to 3pm Cost: $20 plus taxes Enjoy tea and pie while learning about the history of the Red Rose Tea Company’s Wade tea figurines promotional campaign. Take a Wade Figurine home as a gift.
A Tillsonburg 150 Event: Luncheon with John Armstrong: Past Mayor of Tillsonburg Friday, October 21st, 2022 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM Cost: $25.00 plus tax A delicious luncheon followed by an interesting talk by former Mayor John Armstrong, as he discusses his time as the Mayor of Tillsonburg with emphasis on the downtown Tillsonburg Redevelopment Project.
“Annandale NHS and Oxford Creative Connections Inc. Present: Small Wonders Art Show & Sale” September 12th through October 28th, 2022 Looking for a unique, small holiday gifts, come and visit OCCI’s “Small Wonders Art Show and Sale” located at the Pratt Gallery at Annandale NHS. All pieces of art are no larger than 12 by 14 inches! Plus, 20% of the sales go to the Annandale House Trust!
Please join the Oxford County Libraries as the once again celebrate Oxford County’s Local History!
Mark Saturday, April 23, 2022 as the day to enjoy seminars, presentations and stories from Oxford County.
Experience collections, exhibits & featured stories from archives, museums & heritage groups from around Oxford County, as we celebrate our local history. Watch Oxford County Library Facebook Live & YouTube Channel throughout the day as focused presentations bring to light the story of Oxford.
On March 2, 1872 the Bill to Incorporate the Town of Tillsonburg was given Royal Ascent by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and came into law. One hundred and fifty years to the day, on Wednesday March 2, 2022, the town is celebrating this important anniversary with a Cake cutting at the Town Centre Mall, 200 Broadway. We would like to invite you to the 150th Anniversary Cake Cutting ceremony which is being held in the Centre Court of the mall from 12:30pm – 2pm (FREE cake until the cake is all gone.) Please join Mayor Stephan Molnar, members of council and our Town Crier as we celebrate this momentous moment in our Town’s history.
We also want to remind you that we still have spaces in our “Celebrating 150 Years of Incorporation” Lunch and Learn Series, we are hosting at the museum. Please call the Annandale NHS at 519-842-2294 to sign up for some delicious meals and interesting talks!
Our new schedule will be:
Part I – Village or Town: The Path to Incorporation Thursday, March 24, 2022 OR Friday, March 25, 2022 Time: Noon to 2:00 PM Cost: $25.00 plus tax for a single ticket / $80.00 plus tax for a series pass
This first lecture of the four-part series examines the decision of whether or not Tillsonburg should be an Incorporated Village or Town.
Part II – By Acclamation: The Story of Tillsonburg’s First Council Thursday, April 28, 2022 OR Friday, April 29, 2022 Time: Noon to 2:00 PM Cost: $25.00 plus tax for a single ticket / $80.00 plus tax for a series pass
This second lecture in the four-part series looks at the story behind Tillsonburg’s first ever election for Mayor and Council.
Part III – “A Public to Serve” Thursday, May 26, 2022 OR Friday, May 27, 2022 Time: Noon to 2:00 PM Cost: $25.00 plus tax for a single ticket / $80.00 plus tax for a series pass
This third lecture of the four-part series looks the story behind Tillsonburg’s first Municipal Workers.
Part IV – “Our Town Clerks” Thursday, June 23, 2022 OR Friday, June 24, 2022 Time: Noon to 2:00 PM Cost: $25.00 plus tax for a single ticket /$80.00 plus tax for a series pass
This last lecture in the four-part series looks at the life and times of John Secord, Tillsonburg’s first Town Clerk and other Clerks of note over the last 150 years.
We have lots more exciting programming planned in the coming months; so look out for more information as it becomes available.