Category Archives: History

Being the Dairy Capital just comes easily

We often get asked “Why is Oxford County the Dairy Capital of Canada?”  Here are a few fun facts explaining why. Over 1 billion served annually (glasses of milk naturally) Oxford County leads Ontario in milk production, producing over 1 … Continue reading

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One-of-a-Kind Antique Mall: Canada’s largest Antique Mall

One-of-a-Kind Antique Mall in Woodstock, Ontario is your one-stop shop for all things antique and collectible. With three floors packed with vendor booths, finding the unique item you are in search of is a spectacular treasure hunt. Located in a … Continue reading

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Spend the Day in Tillsonburg

There was a time when Tillsonburg was synonymous with tobacco but gone are the days when  you expected to find field after field of tobacco crops and people with funny titles like primers and fluffers.  Today, Tillsonburg has adapted into … Continue reading

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E.D. Tillson’s Annandale Model Farm – Guest Blogger Patricia Phelps, Curator Annandale NHS

Annandale House was built as the “farm house” for E.D. Tillson’s 600 acre model farm.  Impressive enough in its own right, the house was only one of several amazing structures that made up Annandale Farm. The operation was primarily a … Continue reading

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Fun and Competition at the Embro Highland Games

Can you hear the sound of hundreds of drummers and pipers marching en masse to a Celtic rhythm? If you can then the Embro Highland Games are for you. The Embro Highland Games first began in 1856 when the Embro Highland Society was formed. … Continue reading

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Oxford at War 1814

Spectators at the Oxford at War 1814 re-enactment can feast on local culinary delights as the battle rages and the Americans invade the good people of Oxford County. Come for the history, stay for the food and relive the three … Continue reading

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Oxford at War 1814 – Upcoming Event

Looking for an exciting way to spend a weekend? Join early settlers, heroes and scoundrels in the heat of battle during Oxford at War 1814, August 16th & 17th. Along the Detroit Path, an old Indian trail also referred to … Continue reading

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Telus sends customer soaring in a Harvard Aircraft

Soaring through the clouds is a dream for many. Telus made this dream a reality for Ramona, a twenty year Telus customer. Telus arranged a special day for Ramona and her daughter with a plane ride, but not an ordinary plane ride. … Continue reading

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The Big Cheese

Wagons move slowly when carrying cheese. The wheels of the wagon creak and slide on the stones in the road from the weight of such a cargo. Children will run along at its side amused by this unusual movement of … Continue reading

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The Toast

It’s just after work on Friday, and I am assembling a tray of artisan cheeses. As I look down I see Oxford County represented with Five Brothers (Gunn’s Hill), Extra Old Cheddar (Bright Cheese & Butter), Wild Nettle Gouda (Mountainoak … Continue reading

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