Help Bring the Children back to Mr. Munn's Schoolhouse through Restoration and Preservation

Oxford Historical Society, Oxford, CT 06478

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY CANCELS OPEN HOUSES
     The health of our community is our primary concern. As part of the effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus, we have made the difficult decision to discontinue the First and Third Sunday Open Houses at the Twitchell-Rowland Homestead until further notice.
     We will resume the Open Houses when conditions improve. In the meantime, everybody please be safe, and follow us on facebook for a regular supply of local history and vintage photos.





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Honor an Educator; Move a Schoolhouse

    The Oxford Historical Society offers area residents an opportunity to honor an educator, while supporting the preservation of the 1850’s one-room school known as Mr. Munn’s Schoolhouse. Originally built as a private schoolhouse, it was later used by the Oxford's First School District as a “select school,” where advanced students could be prepared for college.

     The building, formerly located at 561 Oxford Road, was moved to the Historical Society's Twitchell-Rowland Homestead Museum campus at 60 Towner Lane. There the Society will restore and preserve the building to offer children and adults the experience of a day in a one-room schoolhouse.

     To support the move, the Society has launched the “Honor an Educator” program. Supporters can make a $5 donation to the preservation program in honor of an educator. In return they will receive a special note card to be sent to the teacher they wish to honor. Donors will also receive an acknowledgement of their tax-deductible gift to the Society.

     Forms to “Honor an Educator” may be found HERE on the Society's website or picked up at the Town Clerk's Office. They are also available at the Homestead Museum on the first and third Sundays of each month from 2-4 p.m.

      Donations through the Honor an Educator program will enable the development of a hands-on, living history program that will teach today’s students about education in Oxford in the past, and honor the heritage of educators who have helped Oxford’s children become useful members of society. Your support is appreciated.