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

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

Zorra Heritage Committee – Mother’s Day Tea – Saturday, May 11, 2024!

Hello Everyone,

Please see this guest post from the Zorra Heritage Committee:

Wednesday, May 8 at 2:30pm

Saturday, May 11 at 11am and 2:30pm

Celebrate Mother’s Day this spring with loved ones and friends at the Mother’s Day Tea Saturday, May 11, hosted by the Zorra Heritage Committee at the historic Beachville District Museum.

Each ticket includes a selection of sweet treats and three types of teas, along with a complimentary photo taken in the Museum’s Parlour Room by Doris Weir Photography.

Space is limited and tickets are by advance only until Friday, May 3, 2024.
They may be purchased in person at the Beachville District Museum or on line at www.beachvilledistrictmuseum.com 
Adults are $25, children 12 and under $10. 

For more information contact the Beachville District Museum, or Doris Weir at 519-808-6197


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 Tonight – Wednesday, April 24, 2024!

Major E. C. Norsworthy

Hello Everyone,

please join the Oxford Historical Society for our upcoming presentation:

All the Eyes of Canada Are Upon Us!

With those words, Major Edward Cuthbert Norsworthy inspired his small band of soldiers to hold the line and stem the onslaught of horrors fraught by the German hordes during the opening night of the Second Battle of Ypres, April 22, 1917.  This act of heroism came at a deadly price but established the reputation for Canadian troops as some of the fiercest, bravest and best fighters of the Allied effort during the First World War.  ~  What drove this young man; this boy from Ingersoll? ~ His story will inspire you. Warning! You may experience chills and shivers of pride as you listen to his tale.

Presented by Scott Gilles, local historian, former museum curator Norwich Museum & Archives and Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum.

Feel free to print and share this poster: All the Eyes of Canada Are Upon Us!

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

OxHS Meeting – Wednesday, April 24, 2024!

Major E. C. Norsworthy

Hello Everyone,

please join the Oxford Historical Society for our upcoming presentation:

All the Eyes of Canada Are Upon Us!

With those words, Major Edward Cuthbert Norsworthy inspired his small band of soldiers to hold the line and stem the onslaught of horrors fraught by the German hordes during the opening night of the Second Battle of Ypres, April 22, 1917.  This act of heroism came at a deadly price but established the reputation for Canadian troops as some of the fiercest, bravest and best fighters of the Allied effort during the First World War.  ~  What drove this young man; this boy from Ingersoll? ~ His story will inspire you. Warning! You may experience chills and shivers of pride as you listen to his tale.

Presented by Scott Gilles, local historian, former museum curator Norwich Museum & Archives and Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum.

Feel free to print and share this poster: All the Eyes of Canada Are Upon Us!

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.

The OxHS now has a Facebook page, to like us search: Oxford Historical Society 1897
Or click on the FB symbol on the top right of our website!


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