OXFORD — The Oxford Museum Association hosted its 51st annual Arts and Crafts Fair at the Pioneer Barn on the grounds of Hueston Woods State Park. The two-day event was held on Saturday and Sunday, June 11-12.
The fair is a juried show featuring artisans from the around the region. Items are on display and for sale at the event. Those attending are also able to tour the 1836 Doty Homestead and the 1840s Pioneer Barn, complete with a variety of historic displays.
The Oxford Museum Association is a non-profit organization “committed to the conservation and demonstration of nineteenth and early-twentieth century agricultural life in southwest Ohio,” according to the group’s website (www.oxfordmuseumassociation.com). “Founded in 1953 by a group of alumni and faculty from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, the founders envisioned the creation of a historical organization that would commemorate and educate the public regarding Oxford’s historic past. They chose an 1836 farmhouse located on the newly-developed Hueston Woods State Park complex as the site for the endeavor. From this modest beginning the Association has expanded to include not only the original property, now known as the Pioneer Farm, but also the Doty Settlement Cemetery, 1805 DeWitt Log Homestead on the campus of Miami University, the former Oxford Township Trustees’ office, and the Pugh’s Mill Black Covered Bridge.”
The Association also hosts other events at Hueston Woods, including the Maple Syrup Festival, Apple Butter Festival and Pioneer Days.