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

Oxford Historical Society, Oxford, CT 06478

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     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.

Help the Historical Society Earn Grant Money to preserve our Historic one-room schoolhouse              

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 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 adults.

* 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 organization.

Newsletter features April Fiber Fest at the Twitchell-Rowland Homestead
  FIBER FEST 2020! Saturday April 18 & Sunday April 19
The 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.
Or, see the newsletter contents HERE in HTML

Oxford Historical Society

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.