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Oxford Junction Heritage Museum

 

                     About The Museum

 

 

 

 

Oxford Junction Heritage Museum is located at 107 West Broadway  Street in Oxford

Junction, Iowa.  The museum is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day on Saturday mornings between 9 and 11 a.m. or

by appointment.

 

The Oxford Junction Heritage Museum is housed in a building built shortly after the town fire of 1889.  The building was

purchased by C. A. Kettleson and later became Benhart Feed & Produce.  Both names still grace the front of the building. 

The James Benhart Estate donated the  building to the museum board in 1995 as they saw a need not only to preserve the

building, but also as a place to store artifacts of historical importance to Oxford Junction.  Items on display include an

Oxford hayloader and wagon box made by the Lasack Brothers & Co., original township records dating  back to 1855, war

memorabilia, agricultural items manufactured in early Oxford Junction and many Czech artifacts such as clothing,

documents, naturalization and baptism papers.  The museum has several sections show casing memorabilia from the

schools, bank, military and Czech heritage, just to name a few.  

 

The museum has a large genealogical section with family histories and photos.  We can assist you in researching your

family genealogy at the museum or will do the research for you for a fee.  The Wregie Memorial Library next door has the

Oxford Mirror newspaper in searchable computerized form for ease in locating articles.  The paper ran from 1879-1950. 

Please let us know if we can assist you in any way.