The Orange Historical Society will hold its annual Taste of the Past event on Saturday, April 14, from 1:00 to 3:30 pm at the Orange Congregational Church Community Room, located on Orange Center Road. Highlight of the program will be Sheryl Faye appearing as Clara Barton, Civil War nurse and founder of the American Red Cross. A light lunch of homemade soups, breads and desserts will be served at 1:00. The performance will begin at 2:30. The annual event, celebrating its twelfth anniversary this year, also includes a silent auction of gift baskets and gift certificates.
Sheryl Faye is a full-time actress. Besides performing a variety of historical women for schools, libraries, historical societies, senior centers, and others, she also writes and performs with StageCoach Improv. She has been the voice of several characters for Sony Play Station games and for a variety of medical CD ROMS. She recently shot a national print ad for Vicks cold/flu and continues to keep busy working on films, television and theater throughout Boston and New York.
Clara Barton’s life was dedicated to helping others. She accepted no pay as she taught poor children whose parents had no money to send them to school. She raised warehouses full of food, medicine and clothing during the Civil War, and then courageously went to the front to nurse the wounded and dying. Finally she started the American Red Cross, which is her legacy today.
Founded in 1964, the Orange Historical Society strives to preserve the history of Orange for future generations by collecting those items that pertain to the settlement of Orange and the surrounding area. The Society maintains the Stone-Otis House, The Academy and The Bryan-Andrew House.
For donations of gift baskets or gift certificates for the silent auction, call Priscilla Searles at 203-397-1465.
Because the Orange Historical Society expects this event to sell out, reservations are required. Tickets are $25 and will be sold first come, first served. No tickets will be sold at the door. Make checks payable to Orange Historical Society and send to: Orange Historical Society Taste of the Past, P.O. Box 784, Orange, CT 06477. Include your name, phone number and email with reservation.