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.
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.
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.
These scrapbooks are comprised mostly of newspaper articles concerning local happenings in Otterville and the surrounding area. They span a time period of 1940 - 1998 - 58 years of community history.
The Spanish Flu was a world-wide pandemic that began in early spring of 1918 and lasted until December 1920. This exhibit delves into a brief history of the Spanish Flu and looks specifically at how Canadians cooked at home during the pandemic. Discover a variety of recipes from the period, many of which were created in response to limited food resources during the First World War. Do we eat food similar to what Canadians were eating in 1918? Find out and try one of the recipes at home!
Oxford County is taking steps to support our community's response to COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) and measures taken by Southwestern Public Health. We are monitoring our operations daily to ensure we are taking the right actions to protect our residents, employees and visitors. Get updates at www.oxfordcounty.ca/COVID-19