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Visit The Historical Society At The Orange Country Fair

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Sep 102017
 

The Orange Historical Academy Museum and Antique Shop will be closed on Saturday, Sept. 16 since they will be “on the road” at the Orange Country Fair.

Come visit them at their tent, opposite the food tent on the upper fairgrounds.

The Historical Society will reopen the Museum at 605 Orange Center Road on Saturday, Sept. 23.

For information call 203 795-3106.

Giant Doll Sale Saturday, Aug. 12 At The Academy

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Aug 122017
 

The Orange Historical Society will host its first Giant Doll Sale at the Academy, 605 Orange Center Road, on Saturday, August 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Rain Date: Saturday, August 19).
This is a special sale with lots of dolls. This is your chance to make a little girl happy with a doll just like the one you had, or treat yourself with a doll from your past.
The society has many vintage and collectible dolls, doll furniture and doll clothes for sale.
The collection includes many girl dolls and a couple of boys, too.
All dolls have been cleaned and are in good condition. Who knows, you may even be able to find that doll of your dreams that you didn’t get for your sixth birthday.
Come to the Academy and check them out.

A Taste Of The Past: Harriet Tubman

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Jan 252017
 

The Orange Historical Society will present its annual Taste of the Past event at the Orange Congregational Church starring “Harriet Tubman” on Saturday, April 8 from 1-3:30 p.m.

Join the OHS for homemade hearty soups, breads and desserts followed by the performance by Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti as Harriet Tubman, an American hero who was born enslaved, liberated herself, and returned to the area of her birth many times to lead other slaves to freedom. 

Get your reservations in early as seating is limited.

For information call 203 795-3106.

Visit The Historical Society’s Gift Shop & Museum on Saturday

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Jan 122017
 

Taste of The Past: Harriet Tubman

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Jan 092017
 

The Orange Historical Society will present its annual Taste of the Past event at the Orange Congregational Church starring “Harriet Tubman” on Saturday, April 8 from 1-3:30 p.m.

Join the OHS for homemade hearty soups, breads and desserts followed by the performance by Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti as Harriet Tubman, an American hero who was born enslaved, liberated herself, and returned to the area of her birth many times to lead other slaves to freedom. 

Get your reservations in early as seating is limited.

For information call 203 795-3106.

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