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History of Facial Hair: A County Warden Gallery

In the spirit of Movember, the Oxford County Archives is taking a deep dive into the different styles of facial hair from past Wardens.

OXFORD COUNTY - In the spirit of Movember, the Oxford County Archives is taking a deep dive into the different styles of facial hair from past Wardens.

The new online exhibit is called the History of Facial Hair: A County Warden Gallery. It was produced by the Oxford County Archives, the Beachville Museum and the Norwich and District Museum and Archives. 

The exhibit takes a deep dive into the history of mustache and beard styles through the ages, focusing on Oxford County Wardens from 1850 to 1950. They have more than 20 mustache and beard styles to read about. Exhibit viewers will be able to see and read online about the artifacts, which include historical razors, strops, hair clippers, shaving powder and brushes.

They also look a the Norwich Beard Contest of 1967, which was held in celebration of Canada’s Centennial.

The virtual exhibition can be viewed on the Oxford County Archives website at http://oxfordcounty.ca/Explore-Oxford/Libraries-museums-and-archives/Archives/Exhibits.

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