Oxford Historical Society, Inc.
PO Box 582
Oxford CT 06478
Contact Information
Address PO Box 582
Oxford, CT 06478-
Telephone (203) N/A x
Fax 203-N/A
E-mail office@oxford-historical-society.org
Web and Social Media
Help us preserve our historic schoolhouse
Mission
Local History Preservation The purpose of the Oxford Historical Society, Inc is dedicated to preserving and encouraging community interest in the history of Oxford, Connecticut We seek to ensure that present and future generations can share in and understand their rich heritage.
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 2005
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Organization is made up of all volunteers. There is no CEO.
Board Chair Mrs. Louise Burr
Board Chair Company Affiliation retired
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses Bar Graph - All Years
Statements
Mission Local History Preservation The purpose of the Oxford Historical Society, Inc is dedicated to preserving and encouraging community interest in the history of Oxford, Connecticut We seek to ensure that present and future generations can share in and understand their rich heritage.
Background Forthcoming
Impact
  • Current major project will move and restore an 1850's one-room schoolhouse to offer a living-history school experience at the Twitchell-Rowland Homestead site.
  • Annual programs for all Oxford second grade students at the Homestead or in school.
  • Annual Peach Festival Featuring history of the Hale Peach Farm and more than a hundred local historic photos.
  • Held regular Museum Hours, open for free to the public on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of each month from 2 to 4 p.m., plus available by appointment.
  • Preservation and restoration of a historic barn frame loom for use in programs for adults and children.
  • Replacement and restoration of all windows to improve energy-efficiency and to limit UV light to better preserve our artifacts.
Needs
  1. Moving Mr. Munn's Schoolhouse for preservation and living history programs.
  2. Increase Membership and recruit more volunteers
  3. Need more storage space for collections storage
  4. Development of long-term development funding plans
 
CEO Statement We are an all-volunteer organization, so we have no paid staff.
Board Chair Statement N/A
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Arts,Culture & Humanities / History Museums
Secondary Organization Category Unknown / Unknown
Tertiary Organization Category Unknown /
Areas Served
Oxford

Oxford Connecticut, with emphasis on agricultural and fiber history that interests people from surrounding towns as well

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments None
Programs
Description
April weekend featuring open house tours, wood spinning, weaving, shearing, and flax production. Free public program for children and adults.
 
Population Served Adults / Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) / Families
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.
We hope to interest some local residents to grow flax in their home gardens as a way to restore one of the important heritage plants of the area.
 
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.
The Fourth Fiber Festival will be April 13 & 14, 2019. We have developed a following of persons interested in shearing, spinning, and weaving, as well as the raising of sheep and goats. Demonstrations are held throughout the weekend, and the public is invited to attend.  There is no admission charge for this community celebration. This year the festival will add demonstrations on the preparation of flax for fiber production. The wool and flax were the main source of the home-made clothing of the early Oxford settlers and a prominent part of the community's activities and economic activity.
 
Each year more people attend the program and become involved in celebrating our local history.
 
 
 
Program Comments
CEO Comments N A
CEO/Executive Director
Organization is made up of all volunteers. There is no CEO.
Term Start Jan 2024
Email n/a
Experience N/A
Co-CEO
Email N/A
Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 53
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate 0%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 0
Unspecified 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Comments
CEO Comments As we are an all-volunteer organization, most of these questions do not apply to the Oxford Historical Society, Inc.'s operations
Board Chair
Mrs. Louise Burr
Company Affiliation retired
Term Jan 2014 to Dec 2020
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Ms. Rebecca BalentineCommunity Volunteer
Mr. Robert Buck
Mr Richard CraneCommunity Volunteer
Mrs. Dorothy A. DeBischopCommunity Volunteer
Mrs. Nancy FarnumCommunity volunteer
Mrs. Jane HulbertCommunity Volunteer
Mrs. Chris LeskoCommunity Volunteer
Mrs. Essie LydonCommunity Volunteer
Mrs. Barbara RobinsonCommunity volunteer
Mr. Edward RowlandCommunity Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 8
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 0
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
CEO Comments
NA
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2020
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2020
Projected Revenue $28,000.00
Projected Expenses $20,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$358,369$350,174$351,924
Current Assets----$15,898
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities--$4,727--
Total Net Assets$358,369$345,447$351,924
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201820172016
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountTown of Oxford $1,500Town of Oxford $1,500Town of Oxford $1,500
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --The Valley Community Foundation $600The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven $500
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven $400 --
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments
Foundation Staff Comments This profile, including the financial summaries prepared and submitted by the organization based on its own independent and/or internal audit processes and regulatory submissions, has been read by the Foundation. Some financial information from the organization’s IRS Form 990, audited financial statements or other financial documents approved has been inputted by Foundation staff. The Foundation has not audited the organization’s financial statements or tax filings, and makes no representations or warranties thereon. A more complete picture of the organization’s finances can be obtained by viewing the attached 990s and audited financials. To see if the organization has received a competitive grant from The Community Foundation in the last five years, please go to the General Information Tab of the profile.
Address PO Box 582
Oxford, CT 06478
Primary Phone 203 N/A
CEO/Executive Director Organization is made up of all volunteers. There is no CEO.
Board Chair Mrs. Louise Burr
Board Chair Company Affiliation retired

 

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