Celebrating Oysterponds
History and Heritage



OHS’s ever-popular Beach Plum Holiday Shop will be open again this year!


Sat, 11/28 & Sun, 11/29 – 12 noon to 4pm

Fri, 12/4 – 10am to 2pm

Sat, 12/5 & Sun, 12/6 – 12 noon to 4pm

Fri, 12/11 – 10am to 2pm

Sat, 12/12 & Sun, 12/13 – 12 noon to 4pm


There’s something for everyone… unique gifts, decorations, ornaments, traditional crafts, games, and OHS merchandise are just some of the fantastic items that will be available for purchase. Proceeds directly support OHS’s mission.


Click here here for details, including dates and times.




“Wish You Were Here” is our personal invitation to join the Oysterponds Historical Society as a member. We need and want all of you!


Click here now to join OHS as a Member for the remainder of this year and thru 2021 !


Because OHS is a membership organization, every member, no matter the level, gets a voice in our current work and our future.


We “Wish You Were Here”…. as a valued member of our community!


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

Collections include historic structures, archives, and artifacts. We maintain a 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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