Oxford Historical Society

Oxford Historical Society A private, non-profit educational and cultural organization established in 1970 chartered in 1980 to preserve and share the history of Oxford, New York.
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The Museum is open every Thursday from May through October, from 1:00 - 3:00 pm, or by appointment. The Museum is closed during the winter months, but arrangements can be made for special visitations by calling ahead. For details/information call: Fred Lanfear- (607) 821-1223 .

Mission: The Oxford Historical Society is a private, non-profit educational and cultural organization established in 1970, chartered in 1981, with about 100 members. It's goal is to preserve and share Oxford's history with the community. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Oxford's colorful past through interesting museum exhibits, educational presentations, reference libraries, photographs, and collections of local artifacts. Some of the fascinating materials documenting life in Oxford are: local Rail Road (O & W and D L & W) antiquities, Oxford Academy memorabilia, and Civil War relics to name a few of the items (over a hundred years old) that can be seen there. The museum was recently honored, to receive and display, the spectacular Fred Stevens' Native American arrow points and other artifacts collection as well. These rare items are from the four Warn Pond historic sites. All of this and more can be seen at the Oxford Historical Museum, housed in an authentic Railroad Depot! At the museum, you can consult with the Historical Society's officers, who are both knowledgeable and friendly about Oxford's past, and can be contacted for identification about antiques/collectibles, and can help with locating reliable history resources.

Join us this Thursday, August 9th at 7pm, for the Oxford Historical Society’s annual Community Band Concert & Ice Cream ...
08/08/2018

Join us this Thursday, August 9th at 7pm, for the Oxford Historical Society’s annual Community Band Concert & Ice Cream Social!

The Oxford Community Band, under the direction of Francis Wilcox, will play marches, show tunes, overtures and novelty selections for the community gathered on the freshly mown lawn at the historic Oxford Depot. Five-cent ice cream, generously provided by Steve and Sherry Behe, an afghan raffle and 50/50 drawing, special displays and the opportunity to take selfie photographs with antique hats from the Oxford Historical Society's museum collection, will be among the many summer-evening activities.

The weather looks great and this annual event always draws a large crowd, with a good time had by all.

Bring your own chair -- and your friends.

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Oxford Historical Society is a private, non-profit educational and cultural organization. The Depot-Museum is open Thursdays, thru Oct. 5, from 1 - 3 p.m. To read more about the OHS, visit: Museum.OxfordNY.com. For more Museum information, call Fred Lanfear at 821-1223 or email [email protected] .

04/19/2018
Creativity Incubator

PLEASE VOTE FOR CHENANGO!!! It's so easy. Just click on the link and then scroll down to vote....

The Chenango County Historical Society is competing against three other regional museums to host this June's Creativity Incubator. Sponsored by NYSCA and the Greater Hudson Heritage Network, this mini-conference will bring together museum professionals from throughout the state to workshop ways to enhance creativity at museums.

In these days of changing demographics, shrinking attendance, tightened budgets, increased competition, and exponential growth of technology & social media, institutions need to keep their exhibitions fresh, their work relevant, and take bold steps to keep up with the times.

As a Creativity Incubator Host, CCHS would welcome around 40 attendees to explore and workshop our campus, collections, exhibitions, and programs. It is an incredible opportunity to increase our presence within the region, and to gather valuable insights into our collections and methods of presentation.

The Creativity Incubator, a NYSHA/GHHN Partnership Program, is made possible with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Here's the link to go and vote: http://www.greaterhudson.org/creativity-incubator.html

Last I looked CCHS was only at 42% - they really need your vote!!!

Best wishes,
Jeanie Petersen
Oxford Historical Society

What is the NYSCA/GHHN Creativity Incubator? In these days of changing demographics, shrinking attendance, tightened budgets, increased competition, and exponential growth of technology & social...

The Oxford Historical Society & The Oxford Memorial Library welcome Chuck D’Imperio, author of “Upstate Uncovered: 100 u...
11/27/2017

The Oxford Historical Society & The Oxford Memorial Library welcome Chuck D’Imperio, author of “Upstate Uncovered: 100 unique, unusual, and overlooked destinations in upstate New York."

Tuesday, November 28th in the Community Room of the Oxford Memorial Library, 8 Fort Hill Park, Oxford, New York.

The very entertaining D’Imperio will read stories from his latest book, an exciting travel guide for Upstate New York road warriors, history lovers, and tourists. All are welcome!

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of the author and purchase an autographed book.

Admission is FREE.

Light refreshments will be served.

For more information or for directions, call: (607) 843-6146

DON'T MISS THIS GREAT PRESENTATION!Tuesday, October 3, at 7 p.m., the Oxford Historical Society (OHS) is presenting “A H...
10/02/2017

DON'T MISS THIS GREAT PRESENTATION!

Tuesday, October 3, at 7 p.m., the Oxford Historical Society (OHS) is presenting “A History of the Oxford Lions and Rotary Clubs: Two Service Groups that Have Enriched Oxford's Community Life!” in the Community Room of the Oxford Memorial Library, located at 8 Fort Hill Park in Oxford. All are invited.

Join us for a look back at how the selfless volunteers from these two organizations have improved our way of life over decades, from youth programs, education, health, parks, and a whole lot more. Representatives from both groups will be guest speakers sharing their important history of giving back to the community. To enrich the program, there will be photos and memorabilia displayed and members of the audience will be invited to share their recollections.

This program is sure to surprise younger Oxonians and others from the surrounding area, about the great improvements made in Oxford at least 50 years ago. Were there many volunteers and did everyone participate in one group or the other? What sort of fundraisers did they used to have and what big changes did they make? What are they doing for Oxford today? Answers to these questions and lots of great stories of cooperation, friendship and rewarding accomplishments will be shared!

If you ever considered joining the Oxford Lions or Rotary Clubs, don't miss this program. And, if you have memories about either of the clubs, you are especially invited as audience members are encouraged to share stories at the end. Questions and conversations will accompany the refreshments following the program. It will be an informing and inspirational evening.

Contact: Jeanie Petersen, OHS Secretary
[email protected] ; (607) 843-2121

The not-for-profit OHS hosts educational and cultural programs free to the public; however, contributions will be gladly accepted.

For more info call: (607) 821-1223 or email: [email protected].

On the web visit Museum.OxfordNY.com.

To become a supporting OHS member, annual dues are $10 per person.

The OHS, "Where You Learn Something OLD every day."

Oxford Lions David Emerson (in the truck), Stacy Edick, Loren Radamacher and John Knapp in 2014 cleaning up their adopte...
10/02/2017

Oxford Lions David Emerson (in the truck), Stacy Edick, Loren Radamacher and John Knapp in 2014 cleaning up their adopted section of NYS Route 12.
(Photo by Carol Kuhn)

June and Gary Phillips from the Rotary Club of Oxford back in 2010 selling tickets for the 48th Annual Clyde Cole Wrestl...
10/02/2017

June and Gary Phillips from the Rotary Club of Oxford back in 2010 selling tickets for the 48th Annual Clyde Cole Wrestling Tournament at the Oxford Academy High School.

(Photo by Jeanie Petersen)

Oxford Historical Society’s annual Band Concert & Ice Cream Social—Thursday!OXFORD – It’s time again for one of Oxford’s...
08/08/2017

Oxford Historical Society’s annual Band Concert & Ice Cream Social—Thursday!

OXFORD – It’s time again for one of Oxford’s great annual summer traditions, the Oxford Historical Society’s (OHS) Ice Cream Social and Concert! The Oxford Community Band's Summer Concert Series will be held Thursday, August 10, at 7:00 p.m. outside at the OHS Depot-Museum. All are welcome to share in this wonderful social event of the season. There will be music, ice-cream, a raffle, and displays of Oxford memorabilia, the permanent Ingersoll Civil War Collection, and railroad paraphernalia on exhibit as well.

The Oxford Community Band will set up outdoors, under the overhang of the authentic D. L. & W. railroad depot, originally built one hundred years ago, at 1 Depot Street. OHS President and Society Officers anticipate being host to over 100 community members in attendance for this pleasurable hour of music, under the direction of Francis Wilcox. They will play marches, show tunes, overtures and novelty selections for the enjoyment of the Oxford community. As is the tradition with this summer performance, it will be accompanied by delicious ice-cream generously provided by Steve and Sherry Behe, sold at the olde fashioned price of five cents a bowl. Visiting Oxford Band alumni are encouraged to make themselves known to the band or bring an instrument and sit in. As always, the performance is FREE of charge.

The History Museum’s doors will be open to view an exhibit of old railroad items as well as enlarged old photographs of the depot. Vintage photos of the Oxford Academy Marching Band will also be displayed.

So pack up a blanket or folding chair so you can relax and enjoy this evening of music, ice cream, history and fun on the Depot’s lawn in comfort. Don’t forget to get your tickets for a surprise raffle drawing.

Oxford Historical Society is a private, non-profit educational and cultural organization. The Depot-Museum is open Thursdays, thru Oct. 5, from 1 - 3 p.m. To read more about the OHS, visit: Museum.OxfordNY.com . For more Museum information, call Fred Lanfear at 821-1223 or email [email protected] .

The Oxford Band Concert at the Depot!Thursday, August 10th at 7:00 pmCome for the music, the community, the 5-cent ice c...
08/07/2017

The Oxford Band Concert at the Depot!
Thursday, August 10th at 7:00 pm

Come for the music, the community, the 5-cent ice cream, and the great company!

Dip into a little of Oxford's rich history by swinging by the Historical Society's booth at the Oxford Farmers' Market. ...
06/24/2017

Dip into a little of Oxford's rich history by swinging by the Historical Society's booth at the Oxford Farmers' Market. We set up every Saturday from 9am - 12 noon, Lafayette Park, Oxford, NY.

06/19/2017

A hand-written letter, over 200 years old, will be on display at tonight’s program in Oxford’s library. Why would a young Academy student be writing home? Read it yourself this evening.

Our program will be presented in the Community Room of the Oxford Memorial Library at 7:00 P.M. (Monday, June 19). It will be an excellent program of true Oxford history extolling the life and career of Henry R. Mygatt, an Oxford Academy graduate and renowned lawyer who once argued a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. Our presenters will be Don and Richard Howard, descendants of Mygatt. Their talk will be preceded by a brief review of Oxford Academy, a private school and notable institution that was chartered in 1794 as one of the first four academies west of the Hudson River.

Our programs always include audience participation and we invite questions and discussions on the topic at hand.

Just in time for graduation!On Monday, June 19th at 7:00 pm, the Oxford Historical Society will hold an event on the his...
06/18/2017

Just in time for graduation!

On Monday, June 19th at 7:00 pm, the Oxford Historical Society will hold an event on the history of the Oxford Academy, chartered in 1794. Come learn about this storied institution, and about one of its esteemed graduates, the lawyer Henry R. Mygatt, among other notable grads!

Presentation by Don and Rich Howard, in the Community Room of the Oxford Memorial Library.

This program is free and all are welcome.

For more information, call Fred Lanfear, OHS President (607) 821-1223 or email [email protected]. On the web at Museum.OxfordNY.com

Photograph courtesy of Keith Lanfear
06/18/2017

Photograph courtesy of Keith Lanfear

Address

1 Depot Street
Oxford, NY
13830

General information

Oxford Historical Society & The Oxford Historical Museum 1 Depot Street (Mailing: P.O. Box 57) Oxford, NY 13830 For more information: Call Fred Lanfear, OHS President: (607) 821-1223

Opening Hours

Thursday 13:00 - 15:00

Telephone

(607) 821-1223

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