Oxford Historical Society
We are responsible for preserving all that has come to us from those who have come before us. We are equally responsible to those who will come after us.
Twitchell-Rowland Homestead
60 Towner Lane, Oxford, CT 096478
circa 1750
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All donations will go for the long-term preservation of the Twitchell-Rowland Homestead and future non-recurring expenses. Funds will be managed by the Connecticut Community Foundation.
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FUTURE EVENTS

The Second Annual Fiber Fest will be held April 22 and 23.
Featured will be shearing, spinning, and weaving demonstrations, as well as hands-on experience with drop spindles and looms.

On May 7, Watertown Town Historian Stephanie Lantierre of the CT Gravestone Network will lead a cemetery walk and talk. Stephanie was recently honored with a prestigious Award of Merit by the American Association for State and Local History at their National Conference held in Detroit, Michigan. The Award was for her leadership and dedication to improving the professional practices of the Avery Memorial Association.

Other annual events to be scheduled include the annual flea market in the spring and the peach festival at the end of the summer. The annual members meeting will be held in November and will feature a special program of interest to members and friends.

In addition, the Homestead will continue to be open the first and third Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. Also weaving programs for youth & adults and special programs for scouts are available upon request throughout the year. 
OLD NEWS
from Area Newspapers

1885 Freshet in the Housatonic

1882 Ice threatens
Zoar  Bridge




The Twitchell-Rowland Homestead Museum offers changing displays representing the history of a rural New England town once dotted with farms and small mills, housed in a 1755 saltbox farmhouse.

Current exhibits include The Stevenson Dam, 1917-2017, a display of the Oxford Historical Society’s photographs of the dam through the past century. Museum admission is free. Hours: 2-4 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of each month or by appointment. Info: 203-888-0230.

See link to photo images here:   
Now Featuring; Construction of Stevenson Dam
See Link to Program publicity for the January 15, 2017 event here:
See link to historic news clippings  here:    
                                 Twitchell-Rowland Old Homestead Flea Market
  
The Oxford Historical Society will sponsor its fifth annual Old Homestead Flea Market on Saturday, June 24, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00. p.m. at the
Twitchell-Rowland Museum, 60 Towner Lane in Oxford.

The Society is seeking vendors to purchase spaces measuring 10'x10' at $15.00 each. Application forms are available on the Oxford Historical Society website HERE or by calling Jane Hulbert at 203-734-4446. The deadline for making a space reservation is Monday, June 19, 2016.

Proceeds from the Flea Market will go towards continued restoration and repair of the 1755 saltbox. The museum will be open for docent-led tours during the event. Water and soda and homemade baked goods will be available for sale.
2017 Fiber Fest seeking demonstrators

The second Annual Fiber Fest will be held April 22 and 23 at the Twitchell-Rowland Homestead. Hours are 10am to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Noon to 4 pm on Sunday. We are seeking volunteers to demonstrate fiber crafts, including spinning, weaving, natural dyes, and other authentic crafts.

Ron East will shear sheep and an alpaca. Please see our YouTube Video for more information: https://youtu.be/ahw8zaAFkBk
March is Women's History Month
   During the month of March, the Historical Society has been posting a daily video on Facebook, featuring three or four women of Oxford, from various times in Oxford history.  For those who use facebook, you can follow these regular postings, and other Historical Society news, using the facebook link @oxfordhistorical.
  For those who prefer to use the Society webpage, or who want to review some previous days, you may veiw the regular postings here: