Programs and Events

Kids Activities in the Schoolhouse

Saturday, May 25 - Sunday, September 29

Fun for the whole family, centered around our summer exhibitions. All ages welcome! Join us all summer long for children’s activities at the Old Point Schoolhouse! Fun crafts and projects for children and families accompanying our main summer exhibition. All are welcome, free and open to the public.

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Bike Decorating for Heritage Day

Saturday, June 29 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Accessorize bicycles, tricycles, strollers and pets for Heritage Day 2019. An all-out decorating extravaganza with décor provided for children and adults alike to accessorize their favorite sets of wheels or four legged friends for the Heritage Day Parade.

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Heritage Day

Sunday, June 30

Join us for our annual Heritage Day celebrations! Parade starting at noon at the Civil War Monument on Village Lane, followed by a reading of the Declaration of Independence at the Old Point Schoolhouse. Then hot dogs, music, and games at Poquatuck Park. All are welcome, free and open to the public.

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An Introduction to Weaving with Ellen Zimmerman

Saturday, July 13 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ellen will lead a hands-on workshop in which participants will learn the basics of weaving including (but not limited to) the vocabulary of weaving and the uses of various types of weaving tools and looms. The registration fee includes a small two-harness table loom and materials for each participant to take home. OHS-owned four-harness table looms will be available for […]

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Interpreting Architecture in Orient/Architectural Model Making

Saturday, July 20

In Interpreting Architecture in Orient/Architectural Model Making, children 12 and up will have an opportunity to cycle Orient and look at local structures that relate to the exhibit (maps provided along with a few notes of elements to look for on their ride) before touring the exhibition with Barry Bergdoll and learning more about architecture. Following the walk-through, all will be given materials with which to participate in […]

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Roundtable: A New Wave of Modern Architecture on the North Fork

Saturday, July 20 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join Architectural Historian Barry Bergdoll and invited architects for a talk/discussion on “New Wave of Architecture on the North Fork.” Barry will be accompanied by participating architects Joseph Allen, Hideaki Ariizumi, Glynis Berry, Richard Gluckman, Bill Ryall, Carl Shelton, and Allan Wexler.

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Modern Architecture Collages

Saturday, July 20 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

In conjunction with Barry Bergdoll’s talk/discussion on North Fork architecture, OHS is proud to offer a hands-on, “STEAM”-based program for kids! Modern Architecture Collages is geared towards children ages 7-11 and will give them insight into the elements of Modern Architecture (scale, materials, geometry, strong horizontal lines). The group will tour the exhibit to find the elements in the structures […]

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Summer Benefit and Art Auction

Saturday, August 3 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This elegant outdoor gala is the premier event of the summer, bringing together a wide audience drawn by the participation of extraordinary artists who live in Orient, East Marion, and the North Fork and generously donate their work to benefit OHS. Enjoy elegant appetizers, cocktails, and wines with good friends while bidding on stunning works of art and unique experiences. […]

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Lecture: The USMS Georgia

Friday, September 13 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

John Holzapfel, educator and past OHS President, will tell the tale of the Mail Ship Georgia and its beautifully crafted seven-foot model. The story will weave together the shipyard of Smith and Dimon on the lower East River, the delivery of mail to the West Coast of the United States via the Panama route, the success of a local Oysterponds […]

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Beach Plum Holiday Shop

Saturday, November 30 - Sunday, December 15

New and vintage holiday decorations, OHS publications and merchandise, and Oysterponds ephemera are all for sale at the annual Beach Plum Holiday Shop in the Old Point Schoolhouse. Open Saturdays and Sundays, November 30 through December 15. Thank you to our 2018 participating artists: Joan Berglund, Randee Daddona, Frances Liburt, David Troncoso, Laura Westlake, and Amy Worth,

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Holiday House Tour

Saturday, December 7 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for our annual tour through Orient and East Marion private homes decorated for the holiday season, as well as the Orient Congregational Church and Village House. Ticket pick up and purchase at the Orient Congregational Church starting at 11:30am the morning of the tour.

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Holiday Party

Webb House Holiday Party

Saturday, December 7 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Celebrate the holidays at the historic Webb House, an 18th-century tavern full of period furnishings and artwork from the OHS collections. Festive decorations and delicious holiday fare welcome you to this elegant year-end party.

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