The Oxford Historical Society's 2023 Annual General Meeting was held
Monday evening, 27 February 2023, 6:00pm, in the Oxford Town Hall.
We were pleased to welcome
of the Mattinson Hansford Cemetery Society for a presentation.
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The OHS Board of Directors for 2023-2024:
President — Mark Rushton
Vice President — Richard Henley
Secretary — Linda Cloney
Treasurer — Tracy Black
Member-at-Large — Jill Mattinson
We welcome new members who share our commitment to
the preservation of Oxford's history.
Official Notice of AGM for the Oxford Historical Society
The Oxford Historical Society (OHS) works to preserve the memory of our collective past — and you could be a part of that meaningful effort to remember.
In 2022 we will come together and continue to celebrate Oxford's rich history. Whether your families were here in the beginning, or are just now creating history as newcomers to our town, we welcome your reminiscences, contributions of photos and stories, and volunteer time to bring our past into the present for the next generations.
Give the Gift of History! If you know someone with a passion for the past, you can put something unique under their tree this year — a gift membership in the OHS is only $15 (individual) / $20 (family).
We also accept financial contributions that enable us to pursue projects of public education and history preservation. Our donors and members provide us with direct financial support through donations and membership.
Our volunteers give generously of their time and talents to the Society's heritage work and fundraising events.
The OHS welcomes new members with a passion for history to help us plan and carry out projects and activities. A great volunteer opportunity!
To purchase a membership, or send a donation in the name of a relative or friend, contact <email@example.com>
Interac e-transfers accepted at this address!
(Please send an email also with the membership form filled out, available here)
Donations will be recognized on our website — please indicate if you wish to do so anonymously.
While we are a registered non-profit organization, we are as yet unable to issue charitable receipts.
The Oxford Historical Society wishes you all a Happy New Year!
The Library and Archives Canada holds an extensive collection of Canadian census records many of which have been digitized.
You will find Oxford data was collected under River Philip Sub District in the 1871 census.
To search the 1871 Census and learn more about it:
This excerpt from page 30 of the 1871 Census for Nova Scotia, District Cumberland,
Sub District River Philip provides information on several Oxford residents.
In 1864, Ambrose F. Church was commissioned by the Nova Scotia legislature to create a series of maps, one for each of Nova Scotia's 18 counties. Each shows the locations of towns and villages, basic topographic features and the names of residents. In many cases, the occupation of prominent townsfolk (clergy, blacksmith, merchant) is also included. Mr. Church completed the series in 1888.
This info is the insert in the Cumberland County map.