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!

Presentation Tonight: Wednesday, November 30, 2022 – Life on Board a Lancaster Bomber in WWII!

WWII Lancaster Bomber, picture from the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

Hello Everyone,

Please join us on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 to hear John Bullen’s presentation. His topic will be: For RCAF Crew: Life On Board A Lancaster Bomber in WWII.

John Bullen, is a member and volunteer Tour Guide with the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. He is also a member of their Speaker Panel.

His interest in the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum was inspired by his late Uncle who was a Harvard flight instructor during WWII, and was based out of the Kingston, ON airport.

John will be discussing a brief overview of the Lancaster, the crews, the conditions they endured, the challenges and threats, the keys to survival and Canada’s contribution.

This presentation will take place on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 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 following poster can be printed if you wish to advertise this event: Life On Board A Lancaster Bomber in WWII!

Upcoming Presentation: Wednesday, November 30, 2022 – Life on Board a Lancaster Bomber in WWII!

WWII Lancaster Bomber, picture from the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

Hello Everyone,

Please join us on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 to hear John Bullen’s presentation. His topic will be: For RCAF Crew: Life On Board A Lancaster Bomber in WWII.

John Bullen, is a member and volunteer Tour Guide with the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. He is also a member of their Speaker Panel.

His interest in the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum was inspired by his late Uncle who was a Harvard flight instructor during WWII, and was based out of the Kingston, ON airport.

John will be discussing a brief overview of the Lancaster, the crews, the conditions they endured, the challenges and threats, the keys to survival and Canada’s contribution.

The following poster can be printed if you wish to advertise this event: Life On Board A Lancaster Bomber in WWII

This presentation will take place on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 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.

Presentation Tonight – Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 6:30pm: Doris Weir – Cold Springs Farm in Thamesford!

Mr. Harvey Beaty (photo provided by Doris Weir)

Hello Everyone,

Please join us on Wednesday, October 26 at 6:30pm to hear Doris Weir’s presentation on the Cold Spring’s Farm in Thamesford. The presentation will be held at the Woodstock Museum, NHS.

From Doris Weir:

“Mr. Harvey Beaty was a huge employer and contributor to the town of Thamesford and surrounding areas.  He started Cold Springs Farm in 1949 and up to his death in 1994 he created a business with over 100 farms, processing plants and was starting to build a mini town in Florida. 

When I received his memoirs I wanted to ensure everyone knew who he was and what he had done for Thamesford, Oxford County and many other areas in Ontario, Michigan and Florida so I digitized the memoirs and created a book for everyone to read and enjoy.

I will be talking about Mr. Beaty’s memoirs book, his upbringing, how he crippled himself (his word) and how he started in to the poultry and feedmill business and more.”

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 Wednesday, October 26, 2022: Doris Weir – Cold Springs Farm in Thamesford!

Mr. Harvey Beaty (photo provided by Doris Weir)

Hello Everyone,

Please join us on Wednesday, October 26 at 6:30pm to hear Doris Weir’s presentation on the Cold Spring’s Farm in Thamesford. The presentation will be held at the Woodstock Museum, NHS.

From Doris Weir:

“Mr. Harvey Beaty was a huge employer and contributor to the town of Thamesford and surrounding areas.  He started Cold Springs Farm in 1949 and up to his death in 1994 he created a business with over 100 farms, processing plants and was starting to build a mini town in Florida. 

When I received his memoirs I wanted to ensure everyone knew who he was and what he had done for Thamesford, Oxford County and many other areas in Ontario, Michigan and Florida so I digitized the memoirs and created a book for everyone to read and enjoy.

I will be talking about Mr. Beaty’s memoirs book, his upbringing, how he crippled himself (his word) and how he started in to the poultry and feedmill business and more.”

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.

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.