Society Saturday – Oxford Historical Society

This entry was posted by Jim Sanders on Saturday, 28 April, 2012 at

The Oxford Historical Society of Connecticut will be having an open house on May 5 and 6, which is next weekend. There are a lot of activities which are planned for.

A special event on Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. will be the appearance of David Loda, portraying Colonel David Humphreys, aide de camp to General Washington during the Revolution. While serving as ambassador in Europe he arranged to import Merino sheep. This breed is known for its excellent fiber and good size. With the introduction of the improved breeding from these sheep, local farmers were able to produce more wool and meat. Humphreys established America’s first woolen mill in Humphreysville, the area that later became Seymour.

On both Saturday and Sunday the Opening will feature sheep shearing demonstrations at 1 p.m. There will also be demonstrations on spinning. In addition felting will also be demonstrated.

You can find out more details by visiting the societies Web site: Oxford Historical Society

If you are in the area stop by and learn what the society has to offer in turns of genealogy materials for your local Oxford Connecticut ancestors.


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