Oxford Area Historical Association
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2017

Events Enjoyed

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Ken Serfass, a living historian who portrays Ulysses S. Grant, visited Oxford May 2nd. He presented 3 programs to 8th graders at the Penn's Grove School and then performed for the community in the evening. Ken portrays his hero so well, it is hard to believe he isn't Grant. This program was jointly sponsored by OAHA, the Oxford Educational Foundation and the Oxford Area School District. We look forward to having Grant come back again in the future! Ulysses S. Grant Power on the Susquehanna" at the Herr's Visitor Center Auditorium Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 7:00 PM. See the PBS video of the dam's history with commentary and discussion by two engineers, Don Baldwin and Tom Jenkins, who have a long history of working for Exelon at the dam. Thanks to Herr's for the use of their facility. Conowingo Dam We had a good crowd last night. 93 people came to hear Milt Diggins, author of the book Stealing Freedom Along the Mason Dixon Line. After the program, Milt signed books for many who wanted to purchase copies. Stealing Freedom Along the Mason Dixon  June 2, 2017  Oxford Area Historical Association held our Archives Official Opening June 2nd as a part of OMI's First Friday event. Over 200 people came through to see our new site and displays. We had a lot of positive comments and interest generated!  First Friday ~ The Archives Grand Opening An audience of over 50 enjoyed our program presented by Rusty Eder.  The program was informative and enjoyable!  OAHA thanks Rusty for donating two books to our Archives collection.  The Revolutionary History of West Nottingham Academy  OAHA hosted speaker Todd Mealy.  His presentation was on Professor William Howard Day's effort to desegregate Pennsylvania's public schools in the post-Civil War era.  Everyone in the audience learned something new about Pennsylvania's history.  OAHA thanks Todd for his interesting presentation and his donation of 3 of his books to our OAHA archives!  Desegregating Pennsylvania’s Public Schools  A crowd of about 75 gathered November 14th to hear Roberta McManus present "When The Great Pandemic Struck Southeastern Pennsylvania" (influenza 1918). Roberta's presentation was fascinating, well-researched and included details about Oxford!  When The Great Pandemic Struck Southeastern Pennsylvania (1918)
OAHA participated in Oxford's First Friday Christmas celebration. We had a display of hand painted Christmas cards by local artist Grace Cope and showcases full of pictures of Oxford Past and Present. We welcomed close to 100 visitors, including people who had not heard of our organization before. We hope to see them again!  First Friday Christmas Celebration in Oxford (2017)
Oxford Area Historical Association
© Copy Right All Rights Reserved OAHA

2017

Events Enjoyed

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Ken Serfass, a living historian who portrays Ulysses S. Grant, visited Oxford May 2nd. He presented 3 programs to 8th graders at the Penn's Grove School and then performed for the community in the evening. Ken portrays his hero so well, it is hard to believe he isn't Grant. This program was jointly sponsored by OAHA, the Oxford Educational Foundation and the Oxford Area School District. We look forward to having Grant come back again in the future!
Ulysses S. Grant
Power on the Susquehanna" at the Herr's Visitor Center Auditorium Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 7:00 PM. See the PBS video of the dam's history with commentary and discussion by two engineers, Don Baldwin and Tom Jenkins, who have a long history of working for Exelon at the dam. Thanks to Herr's for the use of their facility.
Conowingo Dam
We had a good crowd last night. 93 people came to hear Milt Diggins, author of the book Stealing Freedom Along the Mason Dixon Line. After the program, Milt signed books for many who wanted to purchase copies.
Stealing Freedom Along the Mason Dixon 
June 2, 2017  Oxford Area Historical Association held our Archives Official Opening June 2nd as a part of OMI's First Friday event. Over 200 people came through to see our new site and displays. We had a lot of positive comments and interest generated!
First Friday ~ The Archives Grand Opening
The Revolutionary History of West Nottingham Academy
An audience of over 50 enjoyed our program presented by Rusty Eder.  The program was informative and enjoyable!  OAHA thanks Rusty for donating two books to our Archives collection.
Desegregating Pennsylvania’s Public Schools
OAHA hosted speaker Todd Mealy.  His presentation was on Professor William Howard Day's effort to desegregate Pennsylvania's public schools in the post-Civil War era.  Everyone in the audience learned something new about Pennsylvania's history.  OAHA thanks Todd for his interesting presentation and his donation of 3 of his books to our OAHA archives!
When The Great Pandemic Struck Southeastern  Pennsylvania (1918)
A crowd of about 75 gathered November 14th to hear Roberta McManus present "When The Great Pandemic Struck Southeastern Pennsylvania" (influenza 1918). Roberta's presentation was fascinating, well-researched and included details about Oxford!
First Friday Christmas Celebration in Oxford (2017) OAHA participated in Oxford's First Friday Christmas celebration. We had a display of hand painted Christmas cards by local artist Grace Cope and showcases full of pictures of Oxford Past and Present. We welcomed close to 100 visitors, including people who had not heard of our organization before. We hope to see them again!