The Huguenot Memorial Society of Oxford, Inc., was organized in June of 1881 by a group of women. They recognized that there was a need to keep alive the spirit of the French Huguenots, who in 1686, established a settlement in Oxford, known at the time as New Oxford. Early in 1881, three men individually purchased three parcels of land from landowners who claimed ownership of the land at the time. The cumulative 8-1/2 acres that was purchased included the historic Huguenot Fort Site and the surrounding land located on Fort Hill Road in Oxford, Massachusetts. The men deeded the acreage to the newly formed Huguenot Memorial Society of Oxford. The Society, in 1979, deeded the Historic Site to the Town of Oxford to hold said land in perpetuity.

Mission Statement
- To promote interest in the French Huguenot Settlers in Oxford
- To collect and preserve Huguenot artifacts and relics in Oxford
- To provide a research program and annual essay contest for students
- To foster other activities of Huguenot interests