This shop is unique in that it’s a museum of Orange and local history and a place to shop for the unusual, especially for the upcoming gift season. Actually, all year has some gift season and the shop is here for just the right thing to please everyone on your gift list.
Open Saturdays from 10-3.
For information call 203 795-3106.
Did Santa forget to leave something you wanted this year? The holiday spirit is still alive at the Orange Historical Society Academy Museum antique shop, 605 Orange Center Road, with a 10% discount on the antiques and collectibles.
All museum items and collections are not for sale but if you have ever visited the shop, there are many wonderful things you won’t want to miss, china, glassware, vintage jewelry, vintage linens, dolls, art prints, old kitchen items, postcards from around the state and the country and more.
Come visit on Saturdays from 10-3. Mention this article for your 10%.
For information call 203 795-3106 and leave a message.
$12 gets you two pancakes, two slices of bacon or sausage links, two eggs and coffee or tea.
There are 3 seatings at 5, 6 & 7 p.m.
Call Phyllis at 203 795-4549 and specify the time you wish to attend and pick up your ticket at the door.
Get in on this last hurrah for the tag sale season and pick up some “needless” items you have just been looking for and can’t do without.
The sale is in front of the Academy Museum at 605 Orange Center Road and the antique shop will be open as well for those holiday “must” haves.
For information call 203 795-3106
A Message from the Orange Historical Society.
The Orange Historical Society is once again at the Academy Museum antique shop after two wonderful days at the Country Fair.
Still warm weather to plant a red maple for next year and potted herbs are available ready for
harvesting now and for use all winter long.
Come see our extensive collection of post cards from all over the state from the 1900’s to the
If tea is your choice ask to see our collection of tea pots.
Enjoy wandering through the museum with the antiques and collectibles.
The gift giving season is upon us and you will make a good choice for those “hard to
find gifts” for friends and family.
We are open at 605 Orange Center Road, Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information call 203-795-3106.
Thirteen girls from various towns around Orange as far west as Seymour and south from Ridgefield attended a 3-day American Girl Doll Camp this week at the historic Stone-Otis House.
The program was coordinated by Pat Lovelace from the Guilford Keeping Society in conjunction with the Orange Historical Society staff members Jan Clarke and Ginny Reinhard.
During the three days, the girls read, wrote and created. They learned about their everyday lives by reading their stories, heard about when they lived, wrote in their own journals, made crafts, played games from the doll’s time period and sampled food from recipes they would have used.
By the time camp ended on Wednesday, the girls already were talking about returning next year.
As a special treat to the community the Stone-Otis House is open Saturday, Aug. 22 from 11-2.
The antique shop is open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with quality antiques and collectibles.
Ask to see our collection of baseball cards and look through the newest postcard as well.
Come shop for those summertime hostess gifts.
For information call 203-795-3106.
The baseball cards can be seen on Craig’s list under “collectibles baseball cards, Orange, updated list.”
I am needing to reach out to you because for 3 years, the Stone-Otis House has needed painting but the job that was scheduled was cancelled because Paul Foley, a competent restoration carpenter, told me and our First Selectman that there is a leak in the northeast corner which is making the wall damp and popping the paint. This has caused the ceiling in the bedroom and bathroom downstairs damage with its paint peeling.
Although the house has not been open to the public in the summer for two years, that fact is irrelevant because the house needs to be saved and not neglected by the town that owns it.
The Orange Historical Society did receive a grant for the painting 2 years ago, a grant which we did not have to apply for but did for the sake of the building and to save the town money but we had to decline it because of the extensive repairs that Paul Foley identified.
We at the historical society have committed 15 years to the Bryan-Andrew house, as promised and all our funding efforts except the paint for the Stone-Otis House have been in that house.
Even though the town owns it as well, we made the promise to restore it and that we have done and are still doing!
I would like to ask that you contact our First Selectman about finding funding to repair this 1830 house as I don’t see that this is being thought about, in fact, I feel that it is being neglected with forethought.
President, Orange Historical Society