Celebration Sunday, November 17: Stevenson Dam Centennial Set

The Oxford Historical Society will celebrate the centennial of the construction of the Stevenson Dam on Sunday, November 17. A variety of construction methods were used at the Stevenson dam site. The project employed horses and wagons to haul materials, as well as a railroad to bring supplies into the area.

OXFORD — The Oxford Historical Society will celebrate the centennial of the construction of the Stevenson Dam from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, November 17 at the Riverside Firehouse, 151 Coppermine Rd.

Local historian and Stevenson Dam expert John Babina will give an illustrated talk about the dam’s hydroelectric power plant and Lake Zoar.

Mr. Babina will provide period photos which document the process and changes to the local landscape. Among the display will be 20 photos that have never been displayed in Oxford.

There will be a brief recess for refreshments at 3 p.m. During that time, a brief business meeting will take place to elect 2020 officers for the historical society. The discussion will resume following the break.

General admission is $5, or $3 for members. Children ages 12 and younger are free. Those who haven’t joined the society may join that day to get the member rate and the membership will be effective through 2020.

Membership dues help the society preserve the Twitchell-Rowland Homestead and Mr. Munn’s Schoolhouse and provide funding for programs in local schools and to the general public.

All proceeds will be used to fund the preservation of Mr. Munn’s 1850s one-room schoolhouse, to be restored at the Twitchell-Rowland Homestead Museum site.

Those seeking additional information may visit www.oxford-historical-society.org.

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