Celebrating Oysterponds
History and Heritage



If East Marion could talk, what stories would it tell?


The East Marion Stories Project is a joint effort of the East Marion Community Association & the Oysterponds Historical Society.


The goal of this community project is to engage residents of East Marion and—with their help—record audio interviews to document the history of the hamlet, including current and past residents and families, occupations, events, and artifacts before these invaluable memories fade and are lost forever.


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The Oysterponds Historical Society was founded in 1944 to preserve the historical significance of Orient and East Marion, communities that were still largely populated by direct descendants of the European settlers three centuries before.

Collections include historic structures, archives, and artifacts. We maintain a 8.5 acre campus with seven historic buildings located in the heart of the landmark historic district in Orient. OHS has amassed a vast collection of documents, photographs, artifacts, tools, and art. Today, we care for over 60,000 artifacts, works of art, and archival objects. Our archive, which is particularly strong in correspondence and diaries, is a rich and valuable resource regularly used by scholars, writers, genealogists and students.

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