Oxford: Historical Society to Host Storytellers

Friends of the Oxford Library and the Oxford Historical Society will host a joint public storytellers program on November 12. Friends of the Oxford Library and the Oxford Society met to plan for the event including (from left) Vanessa Ort, Albert Kosa, Dorothy DeBisschop, Betsi Hellman, Essie Lydon, Carol Edwards and Delores Dean.

OXFORD — Members of the Friends of the Oxford Library and the Oxford Historical Society will host a joint public storytellers program at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 12, at Christ Church on Quaker Farms Rd.

The Connecticut Community Foundation sponsors the program. Featured will be storytellers from the Connecticut Storytelling Center, based at Connecticut College in New London.

The event, known as Tellabration, will introduce adults, as well as children, to the oral art of storytelling.

The free program is open to the public.

Included as part of the program will be an opportunity to learn about the activities and events of both the Historical Society and the Friends of the Library. Membership to each organization is open the public.

Storytellers will include Arnie Pritchard who will present a program based on hundreds of letters from his father’s services in World War II.

Jeanne Donato will tell the story of the border wars between Connecticut and Rhode Island from the 1600’s to the present day.

Those seeking additional information may call 203-910-4574.

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