The OLCHF is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to the preservation, restoration and stewardship of the Oxford- Lafayette County historic environment, both natural and manmade. This environment includes historic and important buildings, cemeteries, personal property,and other culturally significant sites and byways.
The Oxford-Lafayette County Heritage Foundation was begun in 1996 by three Oxford citizens whose ancestors came to this area in the early 1880's. They saw old buildings being demolished when they should be saved and decided to do something about it. This organization is now made up of more than two-hundred members and a board of twenty-four.
The first building to be saved by the OLCHF was the old College Hill store, an authentic country store that was featured in one of William Faulkner's films.