Friday, May 10, 2013

Flea market to benefit Oxford Historical Society

OXFORD - The first Old Homestead Flea Market, sponsored by the Oxford Historical Society, will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 22 at the Twitchell-Rowland Homestead, 60 Towner Lane.

Twitchell-Rowland Homestead
The Society is seeking vendors to purchase sites at $15 for the day of the sale. 

Applications and regulations are available on the Oxford Historical Society website, or by calling 203-734-4446. 
Reservations for vendors will be available until June 15 or until sold out.

Funds from the flea market will aid in the restoration and preservation of the Twitchell-Rowland Homestead. 

The Homestead was built circa 1750 by Joseph Twitchell. When the building was slated for demolition, the Oxford Historical Society was allowed to move the building onto donated land. Since then, members and community volunteers have worked to restore and preserve the building. 

As the Society's headquarters, the Homestead provides space for the preservation of local artifacts.  The Society is dedicated to preserving and encouraging community interest in the history of Oxford, Connecticut.
The building is used for the display and storage of local artifacts. The building is also used for presenting history programs to the public.

The Homestead Museum is open the public on the first and third Sundays of each month from 2 to 4 p.m.

This information is taken from a press release from the Oxford Historical Society.

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