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.
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.
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.
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.
Orange accessible to the public.
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.