War of 1812
Orleans Historical Society joins other Cape Cod towns celebrating the 200th anniversary of this important occasion. View the Orleans ransom note! > >
In Those Days, Orleans Video Histories
Video interviews created by Tom Cronin in the 1980's - 1990's, edited and reformatted to DVD. The interviews are with Orleans people speaking about fishing, art, business and local lore. The final videos will be shown on public access television and are available for purchase at the Society Museum.
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2012 Heritage Day
with the Orleans Elementary School fifth grade class.
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Orleans Summer Memories
Black Duck Camp
Courtesy of Jan Higgins
Camps of Orleans
Camps once occupied much of the best real estate property in Orleans.
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Mayo Grange group
Can you name any people in this hilarious picture?
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Harry J. Sparrow collection:
211 glass plate negatives circa 1911, donated by Mrs. Marlene Carr.
Funding for this project came from the Orleans, MA Community Preservation Act
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Video History - Ken Mayo presentation about Mayo's Duck Farm.
produced by Dave Strickler, video recording by Jess Tucker.
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The oral history project begun in the 1970's by the efforts of the Orleans Historical Society and the Friends of Snow Library was recently updated and preserved through the generous funding of the Community Preservation Act. Over four dozen oral histories have been transferred to listening CD's and digital files for preservation. Transcripts of these interviews are also available.
View oral history titles list > >
Listen to selected oral histories > >
Lectures and Presentations on DVD
Many of the wonderful lectures and presentations given at the Meeting House Museum are now available on DVD. DVDs may be viewed free at the museum or purcahsed upon request - $10 plus S & H.
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Orleans Cemetery Inventory
View this Excel spreadsheet transcribed from a hand-written document created in 1970.
Thank you Bev Fuller for transcribing!
View Cemetery Inventory > >
is an exciting web collection of vintage images of Orleans; teams, class pics and more!
View Sam's Scrapbook > >
Stephen Hopkins’ Biggest Achievement
By local author and Hopkins decendant, Stephen A. Hopkins
Read it > >
Visit our friends at this interesting website to view their collection of vintage images of Nauset Beach and Nauset Heights.! NausetHeights.org > >