60 Towner Lane, Oxford
Oxford Historical Society's
Center & Museum
Oxford's First Responders Exhibit Opens
The Twitchell-Rowland Homestead Museum opens its new exhibit “Oxford’s
First Responders” on Sunday, September 18, from 2-4 p.m. The
histories of the town’s three fire companies, the Oxford Ambulance
Corps and the Oxford Junior Fire Corps are presented through vintage
photographs and news clippings. Past and present members of these
organizations are especially welcome at this event, as well as the
The museum is located at 60 Towner Lane, of Route 67 in Oxford. Admission is free.
Also featured at the Homestead is a collection of antique fire marks
loaned by Peter Faber of Winsted. Fire marks are colorful metal
plaques embossed with the emblems of insurance companies issued during
the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The plaques were
fastened to the front of insured buildings to guide the insurance
company’s fire brigade to the burning building. In the United
States, where volunteer fire companies were common, insurance companies
often supported these organizations and offered a stipend to the first
brigade to reach the blaze.
Peach shortcake with all the trimmings, including Rich Farm peaches and
cream ice cream will be served. Weather permitting, guests are
invited to enjoy their refreshments on the museum grounds.
For further information, call Nancy Farnum at 203 888-0230.
Featuring Photos and History of
Oxford's First Responders:
Oxford Center Fire Company
Quaker Farms Fire Company
Riverside Fire Company
Oxford Junior Fire Corps
Oxford Ambulance Association.
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Adeline Gray, Oxford's famous parachutist makes history. See her story here
Area History Links:
(search the 1798 Oxford CT Tax roll.)
Harriet's QuiltAn Oxford signature quilt from before the Civil War.See information on the quilt and on the people who made and signed it:HERE |
|More Photos from the 2016 Fiber Fest, CLICK HERE
Alfred Harger Photo Collection,
1930's and 40's now online
First and Third Sundays of each month
2 - 4 p.m.
Photos of Lake Zoar, Zoar Bridge, Zoar Village and Stevenson Station added from 2012 Peach Festival
PHOTO COLLECTION The Society continues to make appointments to meet with individuals at the Library to scan their photos of old time Oxford. while they
wait. If you have photos to share, please call Dottie DeBisschop
203-910-4574 to schedule an appointment.
Oxford Center School Photos
The Oxford Historical Society has received many class
photographs from Oxford Center School. The photographs are being
scanned and filed for preservation in our archives.
are asked to help identify the students and teachers in the
photographs. You may see our growing collection here:
Download a free Kindle copy of the book "Chauncey Judd,
Story of burglary and kidnapping during the American Revolution, with parts of the story taking place in Oxford.
or a Boy Stolen,"
by Israel P. Warren.
To download, RIGHT CLICK HERE and choose SAVE AS. The
exhibit can be seen during museum open hours from 2-4 p.m. on the first
and third Sundays of each month or by appointment. For further
information call 203 888-0230.