60 Towner Lane , Oxford, CT Phone: 203 888-0230.
On December 15 from 2-4 p.m. The Twitchell Rowland Homestead will showcase a miniature village decorated for the holidays and a display of vintage toys on Sunday, December 1 and Sunday, December 15. Staffed by members of the Oxford Historical Society, the museum is open from 2-4 p.m. and located at 60 Towner Lane in Oxford. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Hundreds of tiny buildings, people, animals and accessories make up the electrified town of yesteryear. Collected by Historical Society President Louise Burr from tag sale finds, gifts and a few purchases, the landscape features a ski slope, shops, twirling skaters and a working railroad. Also on display will be a variety of vintage toys which belonged to Mrs. Burr and to her two sisters, Eleanor Sturges and Jessie King. Purchased from 1930 to 1950, the playthings include circus figures, wind-up tin birds, early mechanical Disney figures, a tray featuring Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and small games such as a bowling set. The three rooms of the 1755 saltbox also will be decorated with greens and seasonal ornaments for the holidays. Additional information is available by calling Nancy Farnum.