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Bryan-Andrew House Still Coming Along

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Oct 242016
 

dsc09769On Sunday, the Orange Historical Society hosted an open house at the historic Bryan-Andrew House on Old Tavern Road.

The Town of Orange purchased the circa 1740 Bryan-Andrew House in 2000.

Soon afterward, a microburst hit Old Tavern Road and came close, but missed the historic home.

With grants from the State of Connecticut, the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, donations, and fundraisers, the Orange Historical Society has been restoring the home for more than a decade.

It is now open by appointment as a house museum for local school tours to experience a day in the life of early Orange using Bryan’s Farms as its historical location.

One element that’s slowing the process is the Orange sanitarian’s requirements that the home have a fully functional, yet not true to the 1700s period, stainless steel kitchen in which to prepare and cook food for guests. This requires a wagonload of cash that the society does not currently have at its disposal.

Academy Tag Sale 10-3 Saturday

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Oct 142016
 

The AcademyTag Sale in the rain?  Not this weekend.  Come check out the items that the Orange Historical Society has for the tag sale that wasn’t.

The Academy Antique Shop is open every Saturday from 10-3 with antiques and collectibles.

Find your way to 605 Orange Center Road for the best of the best.

For more information call 203-795-3106.

This Week At The American Girl Doll Camp In Orange

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Aug 252016
 

american girl doll campThis week nine young ladies went back in time with their various American Girl Dolls for three days of camp hosted by the Orange Historical Society.

The camp took place in Room 4 of the High Plains Community Center from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Each day included an activity, lessons on a certain decade, and a story about a particular doll.

On Monday, the girls learned how to make candles.

Tuesday was a delicious lesson on making cookie batter, which the girls rolled into logs and then took home to bake.

On Wednesday the campers received peace sign bracelets (from the 70s) a sewing lesson, stuffing and sewing pillows for their dolls.

After a snack, the girls learned that a non-electronic game can be fun. Then they gathered in the reading circle for the tale of a girl in the 70s who fought to play a “boys sport” in school. The big lesson of the day, Girls can do anything, and be whatever they want to be if they show determination and never give up on their dreams.

Unique Opportunity — Stone Otis Open House

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Jul 192016
 

Tag Sale At The Academy Museum

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Jul 162016
 

Looking For A Special Gift? Visit the Academy on Saturday

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Feb 162016
 

The AcademyDon’t let the winter cold keep you from shopping at the ultimate in antique shop in Orange, The Academy Museum and Antique Shop, 605 Orange Center Road.

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.

Get A 10% Discount on Purchases At the Academy Museum Antique Shop

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Jan 012016
 

Come on in and see what the Academy Museum gift shop has to offer.

Come on in and see what the Academy Museum gift shop has to offer.

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.

Breakfast for Dinner Fundraiser at Chips Dec. 8

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Dec 082015
 

91a54dc1288c9f2cbe3c36fc408c39d0Come and support the Orange Historical Society at this Breakfast For Dinner fundraiser at Chip’s on Dec. 8.

$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.

Historical Society Tag Sale Today

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Nov 142015
 

orange tag sale siteWeather Permitting!!! The Orange Historical Society will host its last tag sale on Saturday, the 14th from 9:00-3:00.

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

Academy Building Museum Open on Saturday

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Sep 212015
 

A Victorian Era Tea Set similar to what you will see at the Academy Museum.

A Victorian Era Tea Set similar to what you will see at the Academy Museum.

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
70’s.

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.