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Twitchell Rowland Homestead Museum Open May 20

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Twitchell Rowland Homestead Open

 

The Twitchell Rowland Homestead at 60 Towner Lane, Oxford will be open on a regular basis beginning Sunday, May 20, from 2-4 p.m.  The Oxford Historical Society plans to open the 1755 saltbox's doors to the public on the first and third Sunday of each month.

 

Current exhibitions include antique maps of oxford dating to the 1850's, a "first look" at the museum's holdings including antique wrought and cast iron from the S. P. Sanford home, photos of local barns and a collection of milk bottles and caps from local dairies.  Tours of the restored house and a brief overview of its history will be given throughout the afternoon.

 

Originally located on Christian Street and built by Revolutionary War soldier Joseph Twitchell for his wife and children, the home stayed in that family for several generations.  It was purchased by Philip and Elizabeth Rowland in the early 1900's and was part of their farm for 3 generations.  By 2004, the house was slated for demolition to make way for an over 55 community.  The Oxford Historical Society moved the building in 2006 and has worked ever since to renovate it as Oxford's first museum.

 

Admission to the Twitchell Rowland Homestead is free.  It is also open by special appointment.  Call Nancy Farnum at (203) 888-0230 for further information.

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