OC Historical Society plans holiday events | herald of news

Several members of the Orange County Historical Society enjoyed a “Spooky Driving Tour” last Tuesday evening for its regular October meeting.

En route through the countryside, members were treated to amusing Orange County ghost stories and reported haunted locations.

Much work is continuing on the project of the historical newspaper Paoli. “History Mystery” bins are still available at the Orange County Historical Museum in Paoli for $10 while supplies last. Proceeds to benefit the Historic Log Preservation Project.

The museum is open on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until mid-November. Other times are available by appointment.

2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the current historical society. A special anniversary celebration is planned for the group’s next regular meeting at 7 p.m. on November 22 at the Paoli Library.

The society’s annual open house is from 1 to 4 p.m. on November 20 at the museum in Place Paoli. The museum will be open to visitors that afternoon in conjunction with the Paoli Merchants Open House event. Free entry. Author Kevin Tower will be signing copies of his new book on the historic French Lick that day.

The museum shop will offer many gift ideas, including the new Christmas 2022 decoration celebrating the historic easel from Monon to Paoli.

The Old Fashioned Christmas on the Farm event returns from 2-4 p.m. on December 4 at the historic Lindley House. The historic site will be open to visitors this afternoon and decorated in part to reflect a Civil War-era type of holiday.

The society’s annual Christmas dinner is at 6 p.m. on December 1 at the Lingle Room in Place Paoli.

Those interested in learning more about the Historical Society of Orange County, becoming a member, and/or any of its activities should contact President Robert Henderson at 812 653 1212 or by visiting http://www.historicorangecounty .org > www.historicorangecounty.org

OCHS also maintains a Facebook page.

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