TDHS Annual Potluck – December 11, 2023!

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

The TDHS’s Annual Potluck will happen on Monday, December 11th. The potluck starts at 5:30 p.m. Please bring your favourite main course or dessert, as well as a plate and eating utensils. If you wish, cash donations to the Tillsonburg Food Bank will be received. The Program Committee has been working on an entertaining evening.

To learn more abut TDHS our December 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

Annandale NHS Events!

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Please read this guest post from Annandale NHS:

Monday, September 18th at 7:00 p.m. will be our first Monthly Meeting of the Fall Season.  Joan Weston will be delivering the final speech of her railroad trilogy, entitled “The End of the Lines; The Story of the T.L.E. and P. Railway”.

We are excited to announce that our partnership with Oxford Creative Connections Inc. (OCCI) continues with our yearly “Small Wonders Art Show and Sale.” Once again, OCCI artists have taken over the Pratt Gallery with their art! Just like in previous years, all the pieces of art are no larger than 12 by 14 inches; thus making any piece a great, unique and small gift for the up-coming holidays. Additionally, 20% of all sales goes to the Annandale House Trust! A win-win for everyone! The “Small Wonders Art Show and Sale” opens on Friday, September 8th and runs until Sunday, October 29th, during regular Museum hours. The exhibition opening will be happening on Friday, September 8th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with light refreshments.  Don’t miss this opportunity to come and support your Museum and these amazing artists!

On Sunday, September 17th, Annandale NHS will be hosting our official 50th Anniversary Quilt Unveiling. Created by the Tillsonburg Quilters and Fibre Artist Group, the quilt celebrates the Museum’s 50 years of collecting stories. Please join us for this by-donation event. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information about Annandale NHS events click on their latest newsletter: The Society Pages September 2023!

National Indigenous Peoples Day – Wednesday, June 21, 2023!

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please see this guest post from the Tillsonburg and District Historical Society:

The Tillsonburg and District Historical Society is again Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day Wednesday, June 21st, 2023, at 4 pm at the Tillsonburg Soccer Club, Attawandaron Way, Quarter Townline Rd. 

This is the site of the largest known Attawandaron Peoples village which was settled in the 14th and 15th Century.

This National Day was established to celebrate the contributions of First Nations. Metis and Inuit people. More information can be found at About National  Indigenous Peoples Day (rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca).

The theme this year will be recognition of Indigenous Veterans and their ancestors and will include participation by Branch 153 Royal Canadian Legion and a presentation by Dr Jason Pankratz. Local Dignitaries’ have been invited.

 All are invited…bring your friends and family. A limited number of Pins commemorating the Indigenous Veterans of Canada will be presented to those attending.

For more information, please contact Dave Morris, President. Dcmorris95@gmail.com

Annandale NHS and TDHS Events for February 2023!

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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.

The latest edition of The Society Pages, is now available for download.

For further information contact the Annandale NHS and Museum.

Annandale NHS’s Fall/Winter Programs

Annandale NHS

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Please see this guest post from Annandale NHS.

Upcoming events include:

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.

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.

Exhibitions:

“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!

To register for these events contact Annandale NHS. For further information about their upcoming programs download the attached Fall/Winter 2022 Programming Guide.