Orange Historical Society President, Ginny Reinhard, recently accepted a donation from The Orange Community Women for the on-going restoration efforts at the Bryan-Andrews House on Old Tavern Road. Currently, the East side of the Bryan-Andrews house is showing failure of paint and is in need of repair. The restorations will be done authentically and of restoration quality.
The Orange Historical Society was founded in 1968 and currently cares for three town buildings, The Stone-Otis House, The Academy building and the Bryan-Andrews House. Its work includes raising funds for restorations, overseeing the restorations, acting as docents in the 3 museums, operating the antique shop every Saturday at the Academy building and manning the booth at the Orange Country Fair.
The Orange Community Women group was established in 1985 and is a community service based organization, giving back to those in need in our community, state and globally. Holding an annual fundraiser, and the recent mug and hat sale at the Orange Country Fair, all proceeds support projects such as scholarships for graduating Amity seniors, hosting craft nights with the seniors of Silverbrook Estates, providing food baskets for the needy, Relay for Life and most recently the Days for Girls Organization. OCW operates under the Connecticut Junior Women umbrella.
For more information on the Orange Historical Society, contact Ginny Reinhard, 203-795-3106 or visit their website at: www.orangehistory.org.
For more information on Orange Community Women, contact Donna Wesolowski, 203-799-3519.
Pictured: Orange Historical Society President – Ginny Reinhard, 3rd from left and OCW members – Susan D’Orso, Donna Wesolowski, Maureen Boain (l-r with blue shirts)