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Oxford Historical Society

Post Office Box 582,   Oxford, Connecticut, 06478


Twitchell-Rowland Homestead
60 Towner Lane, Oxford 

Oxford Historical Society's 

History Education 

Center & Museum

coverBook Talk
Sunday, August 7, 2-4 p.m.
Twitchell-Rowland Homestead

Author Eric D. Lehman will give a talk based on his book, Homegrown Terror: Benedict Arnold and the Burning of New London.

10th Annual Peach Festival
Saturday, August 27, 4-7 p.m.
St. Peter's Fellowship Hall

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

Harriet's Quilt
An Oxford signature quilt from before the Civil War.
See information on the quilt and on the people who made and signed it:

J. Henry Eames Exhibit

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While J. Henry Eames spent his working life as a noted American architect, his love of painting in watercolors filled his leisure time from his youth in the gold mines of West Africa to his retirement in Oxford.  Eames’ works vary from portraits of Gold Coast natives to pastoral scenes of his wife’s ducks on their Oxford Farm. 

            The Twitchell-Rowland Homestead Museum will open the first display ever of J. Henry Eames’ art on Sunday, May 15, from 2-4 p.m.  Located at 60 Towner Lane in Oxford, it is open on the first and third Sundays of each month from 2-4 p.m. or by appointment.  Admission is free. 

            The grandfather of Louise N. Burr, President of the Oxford Historical Society, J. Henry Eames was born in England in 1859, but came to the United States as a baby.  Trained in draftsmanship and architectural drawing in England, he worked as an architect in Boston, New York City and Patterson, New Jersey.  He designed a wide variety of buildings and sculptures including The Founder’s Tomb at St. John the Divine Church, The Tree of Jesse in Trinity Churchyard and the brick buildings at West Point. 

            About 1910, Eames and his wife, Eleanor, and their family moved to a farm on Christian Street in Oxford, first as a summer home and later, year round.  In the last years of his life, he lived in a small house on Larkey Road, the final structure that he planned and built.  He died in 1949.

            For further information call 203 888-0230.

More Photos from the 2016 Fiber Fest, CLICK HERE
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Alfred Harger Photo Collection,
1930's and 40's now online

Museum Hours:
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
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.

Residents are asked to help identify the students and teachers in the photographs.  You may see our growing collection here:

Oxford Centralized School:

1969-70 -MISSING!

More coming!

See how many
you can identify!
Please email your answers to: Photos@oxford-historical-society.org

Download a free Kindle copy of the book "Chauncey Judd,
or a Boy Stolen,"
by Israel P. Warren.
Story of burglary and kidnapping during the American Revolution, with parts of the story taking place in Oxford.

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.