Meeting House Museum


Orleans Historical Society

Orleans Historical Society

A Greek Revival structure that is on the National Register of Historic Places. Formerly used as the Meeting House for the Universalist Church of Orleans, this building houses the Society's Museum and is used for special exhibits and programs. At present, the Society has a collection covering genealogical information, diaries, deeds, 19th and 20th century photos, artwork by local artists, special collections focusing on Orleans families and individuals, ships' logs, Native American artifacts, and other items relating to the history of Orleans and its citizens.

The museum is open

July and August
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
10 am to 1 pm , or by appointment.
It is easily located on the road to Nauset Beach at the corner of Main St. and River Rd
- and across the street from the Orleans Town Hall.



OHS Membership

Researcher Registration

Image Reproduction Fee Schedule

Permission to Reproduce

Meetinghouse Museum facility rental


The Society is currently working on several preservation projects made possible through grants
provided by the Orleans Community Preservation Act.
To learn more about these projects click here > >

For more information call 508-240-1329

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