Oxford County subjects are featured in this juried art show by Oxford Creative Connections, in cooperation with the Beachville District Historical Society and the Beachville District Museum. You are invited to an opening reception hosted by the Society on Friday evening, October 4, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Viewing during Museum hours, Wednesday to Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday noon to 4:00. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
Speaker: Scott Gilles, Curator, Ingersoll Cheese & Heritage Museum
By 1872, 60,000 Blacks had been welcomed into Canada from the U.S.,given equal citizenship, education, and in many cases grants of land. Some were slaves, but many were free Blacks, looking for a better life. Next to Chatham, Oxford County once had the largest Black population in Ontario. They had farms, built schools and churches, formed hamlets... and are now almost completely forgotten.
Pictured: The Reverend Solomon Peter Hale, pastor of the British Methodist Episcopal Church in Ingersoll.
Bruce Julian, Dominion First Vice-President
Formed to provide a voice for First World War veterans, the Legion continues to work for veterans as well as current serving member of the Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP. However, its role has expanded considerably to include community fundraising and volunteer support in such areas as youth sports, senior citizen assistance and essential community services. This is a look at Legion history and where it may go from here.
No charge, but space limitations make pre-registration necessary
Nearly 120 years after his death, Zorra-born missionary George Leslie Mackay (1844-1901) is still revered in Taiwan for his many lasting educational, religious, medical and cultural contributions. For many, he is a present day icon of Taiwanese nationalism.
Join the Beachville District Historical Society at the Beachville District Museum as they host their annual summer BBQ! The event will be held rain or shine and will include activities for the whole family! Tour the museum, take a walk around the park, and enjoy a delicious meal.
Meal: Juicy Roast Beef, Baked Beans, Buttered Corn, Roasted Potatoes, Fresh Coleslaw, Pies and Coffee/Tea/Juice.
Kids under 6 are FREE
Tickets can be purchased at the museum or online by clicking here. All proceeds from this event to support Beachville District Museum’s parkland.
We invite you to bring a team of players, your running shoes and a glove! All age groups and skill levels welcome. The game will begin at 1:00!
Take a hike through the Oxford Thames River Trail, learn more about the first game and old gear, museum facilities will be open, and are refreshments available.
Unfortunately, this event has been postponed due to inclement weather.
Thank you for your understanding.
See our Facebook event page for updates/rescheduling information.
Where will your prized pieces or artifacts go when you can no longer care for them? This Speaker Series will discuss how to plan for their future, including working with family members, documenting the items' histories, getting appraisals, and following some basic conservation techniques to help them survive for the next phase.
Anne Houthuyzen is the author of "The Route to Oxford Roots".
This segment of the speaker series will be a preview into her upcoming book, based on true experiences involving a local cemetery and its inhabitants.
Beachville District Museum is a-twinkle for the holiday season. The decorations are up and we are in the festive spirit. Join us for our annual open house on Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 2pm until 4pm. Tour the museum, enjoy delicious Christmas bake goods, and spread the holiday cheer. As our year end celebration, this is also a chance for the Beachville District Historical Society to acknowledge the outstanding dedication of some of its members.
Everyone is welcome!
Stephanie Radu is the curator of the Beachville District Museum.
This segment of the fall speaker series will explore how historic house museums present layered stories that connect to elements of Canada's architectural past and its social histories.
Tim Van de Kemp is the Restoration Committee Chair.
Since 1999, Harrington and area community associations have restored this grist mill to a working piece of history. The official opening is scheduled for 11 August 2018.
Join us for Beachville District Museum's Annual Summer BBQ
Meal Includes: Juicy Roast Beef, Baked Beans, Buttered Corn, Roasted Potatoes, Fresh Coleslaw, Pies and Coffee/Tea/Juice.
Kids Under 5 are FREE
Tickets can be purchased at the Museum or online by clicking here