AGM Tonight: Wednesday, February 1, 2023 @ 6:30pm, at the Woodstock Museum, NHS!

Picture provided by the Ontario Barn Preservation

Hello Everyone,

Please join us for the Society’s Annual General Meeting!

The meeting will be held in-person at the Woodstock Museum, NHS. Doors open at 6:30pm.

This is a free meeting and is open to the public, no membership is required to attend Society meetings.


Here is the nomination list for the 2023 Executive:

President: Kathie Richards
Past President: Jim Groulx
Vice President:  Elaine Becker
Secretary: Jim Groulx 
Treasurer: Laura Centore
Communications: Laura Centore
Membership: Judy Klages
Directors: Brenda Boswell, Eleanor Gardhouse, Brian Garner, Don Wilson
Museum Liaison: Karen Houston

Only paying members may vote for the new Executive, so join today and cast your vote!

Membership fees can be paid at tonight’s meeting.
Annual memberships run from January to December. 
A single membership is $25 and a family membership is $30. 
Membership can be paid by cash or cheque to the Oxford Historical Society, or by eTransfer to purchases@oxhs.ca
To become a member complete the Membership Form. Either email the completed form to info@oxhs.ca or mail it to:
Oxford Historical Society
PO Box 20091
Woodstock ON N4S 8X8

Our speaker for tonight will be Krista Hulshof Duynisveld, presenting
Ontario Barn PreservationPreserving Ontario’s Rural History One Barn at a Time!

Ontario Barn Preservation

The Vision of the Ontario Barn Preservation‘Is dedicated to preserving our heritage barns. We are a not-for-profit organization. Heritage barns are not only beautiful pieces of architecture and craftsmanship, they contribute to our rural landscape and as they disappear Ontario’s landscape is permanently changed. Ontario Barn Preservation provides resources, advice, connections, events, and services to preserve our barns.’

Architect Krista Hulshof Duynisveld will outline the work of the Ontario Barn Preservation and the importance of barn preservation and the important stories of Ontario’s pioneering past.

Please stay tuned to our website and posts for the latest information, especially at this time of year as winter storms can unexpectedly move in.

For more upcoming events click on our OxHS Event page!

If the meeting cannot be held in-person on February 1, the meeting will be held via Zoom. We will send out any updated notices about meeting changes by 5pm, on the day of the meeting.

Meeting Rescheduled: AGM will now take place on Wednesday, February 1, 2023!

Picture provided by the Ontario Barn Preservation

Hello Everyone,

Due to the weather the OxHS’s Annual General Meeting has been rescheduled until Wednesday, February 1, 2023.

The meeting will be held in-person at the Woodstock Museum, NHS. Doors open at 6:30pm.

This is a free meeting and is open to the public, no membership is required to attend Society meetings.

If the meeting cannot be held in-person on February 1, the meeting will be held via Zoom. We will send out any updated notices about meeting changes by 5pm, on the day of the meeting.


Here is the nomination list for the 2023 Executive:

President: Kathie Richards
Past President: Jim Groulx
Vice President:  Elaine Becker
Secretary: Jim Groulx 
Treasurer: Laura Centore
Communications: Laura Centore
Membership: Judy Klages
Directors: Brenda Boswell, Eleanor Gardhouse, Brian Garner, Don Wilson
Museum Liaison: Karen Houston

Only paying members may vote for the new Executive, so join today and cast your vote!

Membership fees can be paid at tonight’s meeting.
Annual memberships run from January to December. 
A single membership is $25 and a family membership is $30. 
Membership can be paid by cash or cheque to the Oxford Historical Society, or by eTransfer to purchases@oxhs.ca
To become a member complete the Membership Form. Either email the completed form to info@oxhs.ca or mail it to:
Oxford Historical Society
PO Box 20091
Woodstock ON N4S 8X8

Our speaker for tonight will be Krista Hulshof Duynisveld, presenting
Ontario Barn PreservationPreserving Ontario’s Rural History One Barn at a Time!

Ontario Barn Preservation

The Vision of the Ontario Barn Preservation‘Is dedicated to preserving our heritage barns. We are a not-for-profit organization. Heritage barns are not only beautiful pieces of architecture and craftsmanship, they contribute to our rural landscape and as they disappear Ontario’s landscape is permanently changed. Ontario Barn Preservation provides resources, advice, connections, events, and services to preserve our barns.’

Architect Krista Hulshof Duynisveld will outline the work of the Ontario Barn Preservation and the importance of barn preservation and the important stories of Ontario’s pioneering past.

Please stay tuned to our website and posts for the latest information, especially at this time of year as winter storms can unexpectedly move in.

For more upcoming events click on our OxHS Event page!

OxHS AGM – Wednesday, January 25, 2023!

Picture provided by the Ontario Barn Preservation

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to 2023!

This month our Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at the Woodstock Museum, NHS. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2023 Executive, email us at info@oxhs.ca if you wish to become a member of the Executive.

The following Executive positions are available:

President
Vice President
Treasurer
Secretary
Membership
Communications and Newsletter
Board Members at Large

Only paying members may vote for the new Executive, so join today and cast your vote!

Membership fees are due at this time. 
Annual memberships run from January to December. 
A single membership is $25 and a family membership is $30. 
Membership can be paid by cash or cheque to the Oxford Historical Society, or by eTransfer to purchases@oxhs.ca
To become a member complete the Membership Form. Either email the completed form to info@oxhs.ca or mail it to:
Oxford Historical Society
PO Box 20091
Woodstock ON N4S 8X8

Our speaker for tonight will be Krista Hulshof Duynisveld, presenting
Ontario Barn PreservationPreserving Ontario’s Rural History One Barn at a Time!

Ontario Barn Preservation

The Vision of the Ontario Barn Preservation‘Is dedicated to preserving our heritage barns. We are a not-for-profit organization. Heritage barns are not only beautiful pieces of architecture and craftsmanship, they contribute to our rural landscape and as they disappear Ontario’s landscape is permanently changed. Ontario Barn Preservation provides resources, advice, connections, events, and services to preserve our barns.’

Architect Krista Hulshof Duynisveld will outline the work of the Ontario Barn Preservation and the importance of barn preservation and the important stories of Ontario’s pioneering past.

This post and the attached poster: OxHS AGM 2023, can be shared with others.

This is a free event and open to all, no membership required to attend our public meetings!

For more upcoming events click on our OxHS Event page!

Oxford Branch of Ontario Ancestors October Meeting: A Tour of European War Memorials

Hello Everyone,

This guest post is from the Oxford Branch of Ontario Ancestors.

Please join them on Monday, October 17, 2022 at 7pm for their Virtual October meeting:
“A Tour of European War Memorials” presented by Dave MacLeod

Visit their website to register: Oxford County Branch of Ontario Ancestors

You will be sent a separate link to join the meeting.  Everyone, members and non-members alike, are welcome to attend.

Please contact them directly for additional information and upcoming events.

OxHS Presentation Tonight Sept 28 @ 6:30pm: Women’s Institute Celebrating 125 Years!

Women’s Institute Constitution 1897

Hello Everyone,

Please join us tonight Wednesday, September 28 at 6:30pm at the Woodstock Museum, NHS to hear Laura Green’s presentation on the Women’s Institute’s 125th Anniversary!

Laura Green is the Provincial Board Director representing then Southern Area. She has been a member of the Women’s Institute (W.I.) for 44 years and belongs to the Braemar W.I. branch in the Oxford District.

Laura will discuss such topics as the history of the W.I., the Tweedsmuir histories/virtual archives, and landmarks in their history. She will also look at what the Women’s Institute is doing to celebrate this special anniversary at the Provincial and District levels, what the W.I. means today and its world wide growth.

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.

Upcoming Presentation: Women’s Institute Celebrating 125 Years!

Women’s Institute Constitution 1897

Hello Everyone,

Please join us on Wednesday, September 28 at 6:30 to hear Laura Green’s presentation on the Women’s Institute’s 125th Anniversary!

Laura Green is the Provincial Board Director representing then Southern Area. She has been a member of the Women’s Institute (W.I.) for 44 years and belongs to the Braemar W.I. branch in the Oxford District.

Laura will discuss such topics as the history of the W.I., the Tweedsmuir histories/virtual archives, and landmarks in their history. She will also look at what the Women’s Institute is doing to celebrate this special anniversary at the Provincial and District levels, what the W.I. means today and its world wide growth.

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.

Oxford Historical Society Public Meeting Tonight: Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 6:15pm

Ella Shelton in Canada’s Olympic Jersey 2022

Hello Everyone,

The Oxford Historical Society is honoured to have one of Team Canada’s Hockey Gold Medallists from the 2022 Olympics in Beijing, Ella Shelton, as our next speaker. Ella is from Oxford County and grew up on a farm near Ingersoll. Her love of hockey began at a very young age and her dream of playing for Canada came true in 2020.

Please join us tonight at 6:15pm at the Woodstock Museum, NHS to hear Ella Shelton speak about her experiences growing up in a small town and how her love of hockey led her to an Olympic gold medal.

Ella’s talk will begin promptly at 6:30pm so please be on time. Society business will follow her presentation.

This is free event and all are welcome to attend. As this is an in-person event all Covid-19 protocols will be followed.

The Oxford Historical Society presents Ella Shelton on Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Ella Shelton in Canada’s Olympic Jersey 2022

Hello Everyone,

The Oxford Historical Society is honoured to have one of Team Canada’s Hockey Gold Medallists from the 2022 Olympics in Beijing, Ella Shelton, as our next speaker. Ella is from Oxford County and grew up on a farm near Ingersoll. Her love of hockey began at a very young age and her dream of playing for Canada came true in 2020.

Please join us at 6:15pm on Wednesday, May 25 at the Woodstock Museum, NHS to hear Ella Shelton speak about her experiences growing up in a small town and how her love of hockey led her to an Olympic gold medal.

Ella’s talk will begin promptly at 6:30pm so please be on time. Society business will follow her presentation.

This is free event and all are welcome to attend. As this is an in-person event all Covid-19 protocols will be followed.

Public Meeting – Wednesday, May 25, 2022 – featuring Gold Medallist Ella Shelton

Ella Shelton in Canada’s Olympic Jersey 2022

Hello Everyone,

The Oxford Historical Society is honoured to have one of Team Canada’s Hockey Gold Medallists from the 2022 Olympics in Beijing, Ella Shelton, as our next speaker. Ella is from Oxford County and grew up on a farm near Ingersoll. Her love of hockey began at a very young age and her dream of playing for Canada came true in 2020.

Please join us at 6:30pm on Wednesday, May 25 at the Woodstock Museum, NHS to here Ella Shelton speak about her experiences growing up in a small town and how her love of hockey led her to an Olympic gold medal.

This is free event and all are welcome to attend. As this is an in-person event all Covid-19 protocols will be followed.

Zoom Meeting Tonight – Wednesday, April 27, 2022 @ 6:30pm – Queen of the Con

Please join the Oxford Historical Society on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at 6:30pm, for a Zoom presentation by Thomas Crowl. Thomas will discuss his latest work: Queen of the Con: From Spiritualist to Carnegie Imposter!

Thomas delves into the many schemes undertaken by Cassie Chadwick. He explores her life from her humble beginnings as Elizabeth Bigley, born in Oxford County, to her becoming a clairvoyant, a fraudster, an imposter posing as Andrew Carnegie’s illegitimate daughter and many other cons along the way.


The Zoom link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81906248857

For all Zoom meetings use this ID#: 81906248857, no password is required.

The Zoom link will open approximately 10 minutes before the start time of a meeting