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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.



 January Annual Meeting

Germanna...  America in Embryo

Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 2:00 PM 

Please join us for our 2019 Annual Meeting, which will be held at our Research
Center at 130 Caroline Street in Orange. There will be a short business meeting, followed
by a showing of Phil Audibert’s newest documentary, “Germanna … America in Embryo.”
Many of us know the basic story of Germanna: in 1714, under the direction of Lt.
Governor Alexander Spotswood, 12 German families established a settlement on the
Rapidan River in present day Orange County, Virginia; at the time it was the westernmost
inland settlement of the British colonies in the new world. The new documentary expands
the narrative – exploring the many important stories surrounding the original Germanna
settlement. From Alexander Spotswood to the Knights of the Golden Horseshoe, from the
beginnings of the iron industry to the Enchanted Castle, from the ongoing archaeological
excavation to today’s millions of descendants, Germanna is truly America in embryo.
Light refreshments will be served.

Reminder: There will be no February program meeting.