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© 2006 The Orange County Historical Society, Inc.                                       130 Caroline Street, Orange, Virginia 22960-1533, (540) 672-5366


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 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Location:  We are located at 130 Caroline Street in Orange, Virginia.



We are delighted to welcome you back to the Historical Society's Research Center!

We will reopen the Orange County Historical Society’s Research Center on Monday, June 22, 2020.  However, in accordance with our Governor, and in order to keep both our guests and our staff safe, we will be asking our visitors to observe certain protocols, which will apply to our staff as well.  In addition, we will apply a variety of sanitary procedures.

Please see the COVID-19 tab for detailed information on our procedures and protocols.  We will be observing the mandate for wearing masks and social distancing.  We also strongly recommend making an appointment before coming.

The June 30 & July 27, 2020 picnics have been cancelled.  Please check back for an update on the August picnic.

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.