Oxford's Twitchell Rowland Museum will celebrate its grand opening on Sunday, May 6, from 1-4 p.m. at 60 Towner Lane off Route 67 in Oxford. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.
Seated on his horse Huckleberry, David Loda will reenact the role of Colonel David Humphreys, adie de camp to General George Washington, in introducing merino sheep and the woolen industry to the Naugatuck Valley. There will be a sheep shearing demonstration at 2 p.m and spinners will work throughout the afternoon.
The Twitchell Rowland Homestead Museum was built by Joseph Twitchell in 1755. Threatened by demolition, it was moved by the Oxford Historical Society to its current location in 2006. The group has been working to renovate it ever since. Visitors may tour the colonial home and view the Society's collection of local artifacts.