The Orange County Historical Society, Inc. is a research, archival, and educational organization dedicated to the discovery, preservation, and dissemination of the history of Orange County, Virginia, of its people, and the surrounding area. The Society's reference library contains over 2,000 volumes, and there are over 1,300 files with information on families, historic buildings, events and sites, plus a map and photograph collection.
In addition to its newsletter, the Society publishes books and pamphlets. Regular membership meetings include presentations on subjects of interest to the membership and are generally held on the last Monday of each month (excluding February and December). Members also receive special rates on book sales, copying fees, etc. To become a member please go to the ABOUT US page of this site.
Our Shopping Cart is now active! You can purchase books and other publication from the Orange County Historical Society's website. Just click on the BOOKS page and when you see something you would like more information about, click on the picture of the publication. That will take you directly to our shopping cart service.
New Hours of Operation: The society's Research Center is open to the public from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM on non-holiday weekdays and on the third Sunday of the month from 1 PM to 5 PM. Every one is welcome, especially members of the African American Historical Society since Ms Ruth Mallory Long will be available to assist you in finding your information.
Location: We are located at 130 Caroline Street in Orange, Virginia.