Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 1:00pm
Celebrate the "Settlement of New Oxford" by walking into what remains of the Huguenot Fort on Sunday, September 22, 2019 as part of The Last Green Valley's 29th Annual WALKTOBER EVENTS. The Huguenot Fort is one of the oldest and most historically significant sites in the area. A program hosted by members of the Oxford Historical Commission and The Huguenot Memorial Society of Oxford, Inc. will begin in the park-like setting near the Huguenot Monument at 1:00pm, rain or shine. Everyone is invited to bring a picnic lunch and a chair earlier, and enjoy the well maintained town property at 87 Fort Hill Road in Oxford before the program begins. Parking is available on a nearby side street with about eight handicapped parking spaces designated directly in front of the site along Fort Hill Road.
Come and appreciate the story of these French Huguenots who came to live on this English Grant about 333 years ago when this was the wilderness with trees, grassy open spaces, rivers and abundant wild life. The Huguenots created a way of life for themselves, interacted with the Native Americans who moved along their long established paths and met other Europeans who were beginning to travel into the area. Together we'll explore questions such as how was the Settlement created? What was daily life like in the Settlement? How did the Settlement grow and change? Questions and comments will be welcome.
Schedules for all WALKTOBER EVENTS in The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor are available on line at www.thelastgreenvalley.org. Information about the Huguenot settlers can be found at thehuguenotmemorialsocietyofoxford.org. For questions about the event, you may call Jean O'Reilly at 508-987-0176 or to learn more about the Huguenots you may contact thehuguenotmemorialsocietyofoxford.org.
Celebrate the "Settlement of New Oxford" on September 22, 2019 at 1:00pm at the Huguenot Fort at the top of Fort Hill Road in Oxford, MA.