HISTORICAL SOCIETY CANCELS OPEN HOUSES
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.
Help the Historical Society Earn Grant Money to preserve our Historic
Voting has begun for the 11th Annual Community Awards Program so please
help us earn grant money! We will receive a $25 donation from the
Ion Bank Foundation for every vote (*) we receive!
Every vote counts! If you are an Ion Bank customer, please visit IonBank.com to
vote until March 31, 2020. If you know of friends and family with
accounts at ION Bank, please forward this information to them.
Ion Bank provides a wonderful opportunity for area folks to help
preserve the 1850's one-room schoolhouse moved last year to the
Historical Society's Twitchell-Rowland Homestead museum on Towner Lane.
All money received from this campaign will help us to repair and
restore this unique piece of Oxford's rural heritage.
Another way you can help spread the word is by following @oxfordhistorical
on facebook, and sharing our Ion Bank notices on your social media
pages. Everyone can help! If you're an Ion Bank customer, please vote
for the Oxford Historical Society. If you're not eligible to vote, you
can still help to spread the word. Every vote we receive helps get this
historic treasure ready to be a living history center for children and
* Voting is open to all Ion Bank
customers. One vote per customer, however, for accounts with
multiple owners, each owner may vote. Customers with multiple
accounts may only vote once. Each customer can vote for only one
Newsletter features April Fiber Fest at the Twitchell-Rowland Homestead
FIBER FEST 2020! Saturday April 18 & Sunday April 19
OHS Living History weekend is in its fifth year! Visitors to the
Twitchell Rowland Homestead will see live animals, shearing and fiber
craft demonstrations during this free family friendly celebration.
Saturday meet spinners from around the area demonstrating this ancient
skill. A Spin-in will be held from 1 to 3 pm inviting spinners from the
area to spin together in public. Fiona Fine will be in the homestead
who will guide adults and kids to try their hand at carding raw wool
and spinning yarn, jobs commonly done by thevery young and the very old
for generations. New this year ....
(see more by using links below)
Twitchell-Rowland Homestead, 60 Towner Lane Oxford;Sat. April 18, 10 am to 4 pm; Sun. April 19, noon to 4 pm
Download current issue of Making History Every Day in PDF format to see some paintings of typical one-room schoolhouses, interior and exterior.
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Oxford Historical Society
Educator; Move a Schoolhouse
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.