STORIES FROM ORLEANS

A blog to share stories from Orleans, including many interesting anecdotes and lesser known facts from the past
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October 3, 2018

Originally published in the Cape Cod Chronicle, September 28, 2018

Last week I was on vacation, spending a couple days enjoying mountains instead of sea. Of course my voyages took me the headquarters store of King Arthur Flour, a mecca for bakers. I walked around enjoyi...

September 7, 2018

Originally published in the Cape Cod Chronicle

We are starting Halloween early at the Orleans Historical Society with a presentation by the Gravestone Girls on September 13 at 7 pm.

The Gravestone Girls say they “endeavor to help preserve a rich folk art tradition unique...

August 18, 2018

Originally published in the Cape Cod Chronicle

Summer at the Orleans Historical Society is always a joy. The Meetinghouse is air conditioned (a very important qualification this summer!) and full of interesting things. During the day it’s the exhibits- this summer we ha...

July 28, 2018

Originally published in the Cape Cod Chronicle

This summer the Historical Society is remounting The Girl From Quanset, a musical written in 1908 for the campers at Camp Quanset for Girls/ It was originally performed at OHS in 2015 after Diane McCauley donated some Orlea...

June 22, 2018

Originally published in the Cape Cod Chronicle

June has come and so has summer! Everything on the Cape is waking up, including OHS.

We have finished unpacking after the construction over the winter, which continued through the spring as construction is want to do. We hav...

May 19, 2018

Originally published in the Cape Cod Chronicle

I’ve noticed some things since arriving in Orleans a year ago. One is that no matter where I go, as soon as I’m identified as the director of the Orleans Historical Society, I get asked how Bonnie Snow is. And then if someo...

April 28, 2018

Originally published in the Cape Cod Chronicle

Here in Orleans, we are hoping winter is almost over. We’re looking forward to summer and reopening when this renovation project concludes at the end of the month. The summer event schedule was recently put up on our websit...

April 14, 2018

Originally published by the Cape Cod Chronicle, April 13. 2018

April is here and the frst group of clam shacks, ice cream shops, and other summer food places are starting to open. Yay! Maybe warm weather will follow.

The names and locations of summer restaurants have alw...

April 9, 2018

Originally published by the Cape Cod Chronicle, March 2. 2018

As the weather starts warming up, we start thinking about the summer. And this summer in Orleans, we will be remembering a momentous event in town, perhaps even national history, although it has been largely...

February 10, 2018

 Originally published by the Cape Cod Chronicle, February 10, 2018

In a couple weeks (but before my next column), it will be  the anniversary of the rescue of the USS Pendleton survivors by the crew of the US Coast Guard motorized lifeboat CG36500.  On the night of Febr...

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