Orange County Historical Society Programs

In case of inclement weather or events beyond our control this meeting could be cancelled and rescheduled for a later date.  

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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.


Old Orange county schools (Part II) 

Early African-American Schools

Monday, October 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Please join us on October 30th for the second program in Society Board member Ruth Mallory Long’s series on early Orange County schools. The early African-American schools featured in this presentation served their communities in the period between the late-19th century and the mid-20th century, during the era of segregation. Ruth’s ongoing research into the history of our early schools has included research into maps, images, standing buildings (and evidence of vanished or much-changed structures), documents, and interviews with former pupils and owners of former school buildings. Many of these buildings no longer stand, or had been forgotten. In the process of her research Ruth has rescued an extensive amount of our history from obscurity or loss.

The meeting will be held at our Research Center at 130 Caroline Street and is free and open to the public. Refreshments begin at 7:00 p.m., with the program to follow at 7:30 p.m.


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