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Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Orange Historical Society let folks hold events in historic house
ORANGE – Did you know that the historic Bryan-Andrew
House is available for use for special events?
house can accommodate about 18 people seated at tables in the various rooms of
the home, the parlor, the hall and the keeping room, all with working fireplaces,
Orange Historical Society officials said.
For the events, docents dressed in
period costumes give tours of the home. All food and beverages must be
brought by the family or group using the house as no kitchen is currently
For information, including about
rates, call 203 795-3106 and leave a message. All
calls will be returned.
Further, those interested in history
and helping to keep the society going can visit The Academy Museum Antique and
Gift Shop at 605 Orange Center Road,
The shop is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
An example of the items displayed in
the museum is a hand-painted postcard from the 1940s, society President Ginny
Reinhard said. The Dutch postcard has a message on the back that says "our
camp has fifty barracks like this there are two hundred men in one
barrack. The Germans invaded the Netherlands in May of 1940 despite their
declaration of neutrality.”
The postcard (shown at right) is in the society’s
collection, “which is highly prized to WWII collectors and postcard collectors
“We have an extensive collection of
hand painted cards and cards from the 1900s,” she said. “The card was sent to
the US Patent Office in Washington but no stamp or
postmark....a research into the post cards that look this date it 1940.”