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Orange County Historical Society Programs

Orange County Historical Society meetings are usually held on the last Monday of the month (No meetings are held in February or December; the annual meeting is held on the 3rd Sunday in January and the "May" meeting is held the first Monday in June to avoid Memorial Day.  Winter, Spring, and Fall meetings are usually held at our Research Center and are open to the general public. Summer picnic meetings are usually held at various historic sites around the county and are usually only open to members and their guests.


Railroad Relics

Home of Mr. and Mrs. John Tranver Graham, Rhoadesville, Va.

Monday August 28, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. ​

 All Aboard! Our August picnic meeting will take place at the home of John Tranver and Rose Graham, where we will have an exhibit of items from Mr. Graham’s collection of railroad memorabilia, as well as a presentation on these items and associated railroad history. The program will begin at approximately 6:30, so please bring your supper and chairs to enjoy a picnic beforehand. (And while the dining car will not be open, member Suzanne “Heidi” McMurran has loaned us her ice cream maker for the picnic, so bring your favorite topping and enjoy a sample of homemade vanilla ice cream!)

Directions: From the town of Orange, take Rt. 20 east approx. 10-½ miles; turn left (north) on Rt. 621 (Pine Stake Road); go 1-¼ miles on Rt. 621 until you see the black mailbox and “Transrosa” sign on your right and the driveway opposite. Turn left and follow that drive approximately ½ mile, bearing right at the fork, to the house.

Signs will be posted.

PLEASE NOTE: In case of rain the meeting will be rescheduled to Summer 2018.

Stay Tuned for further information on the other informative programs scheduled for the coming year.