Virtual Walking Tours
You can now experience local historian Bonnie Snow’s virtual walks by utilizing the interactive trail maps of historic main street walks. Learn about the fascinating lives of Orleans' early residents and the various eras of some of the architecture.
Tours: East Orleans, Main Street or Historical Sites
The VISION of the CHO (Orleans Historical Society) is to bring history and culture to life, thus inspiring a shared sense of community and pride in the rich heritage of Orleans.
CG36500 LIFEBOAT HOUSE PROJECT
CHO AWARDED $90,000 IN GRANTS FOR CG36500 PRESERVATION BUILDING
The Centers for Culture and History in Orleans (the CHO) has been awarded two grants to develop professional engineering and architectural plans for a new building to protect and display the famous CG36500 motor lifeboat. The first is a $55,000 Orleans Community Preservation Fund grant approved by voters at the May 8 Town Meeting; the other is a $35,000 award from the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Facilities Fund.