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A brief overview of the history of Oxford County explains how this County evolved.

Donald Sutherland


Donald Sutherland

Learn more about the life of Canadian politician Donald Sutherland with this online exhibit. Donald Sutherland, born in West Zorra Township in 1863, was a prominent county, provincial and federal politician. He worked as a public servant from 1896 until his death in 1949 while still a member of the Senate of Canada. This exhibit provides a look into his accomplishments and features a variety of primary and secondary documents from the Oxford County Archives’ repository relating to Senator Donald Sutherland.


Donald Sutherland


Joe Boyle

Explore the life of Joseph “Klondike” Whiteside Boyle. Boyle was a Woodstock native who became a successful entrepreneur in the development of the gold field in Dawson City, Yukon during the late 1890s and early 1900s. Lt. Col. Joe Boyle’s involvement in the First World War led to his acknowledgement as a national hero in Romania and was awarded the honorary title of “Saviour of Romania”. Learn more about Joe Boyle with this online exhibit.


Honouring Oxford


Honouring Oxford

The Honouring Oxford project, an online exhibit and interactive map, aims to tell just some of the stories behind Oxford’s First World War memorials and to shine a light on the many lives that were lost during the war. This interactive exhibit will help you navigate the stories behind the memorials and find their location in Oxford County.


Catherine McMullen Mann Scrapbooks


Catherine McMullen Mann Scrapbooks

The books are comprised mostly of newspaper articles concerning local happenings in Otterville and the surrounding area. They span a time period of 1940 - 1993 - 53 years of history.

“At this time the South Norwich Historical Society is presenting the books from 1940 – 1986. It is our hope to present the complete collection online, depending on what our budget allows.” - South Norwich Historical Society