Sharing and Celebrating
Oysterponds History & Culture



2021 OHS Calendar of Events



2021 Exhibitions in Village House and the Old Point Schoolhouse on Village Lane in Orient open to the public on Saturday, May 29th at 11am (except where noted).  Click here for details.


The 2021 Calendar is filled with Special Events. Click here for details.


Community Events for 2021 include a Wednesday Member Family Night Series and much more. Click here for details.




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


The East Marion Stories Project, a joint effort of the East Marion Community Association (EMCA) & Oysterponds Historical Society (OHS), was launched 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. Click here for more information.



Oysterponds Historical Society (OHS) brings people together to share and celebrate the unique history and culture of Orient and East Marion. By presenting shared experiences from the past, we connect our rich heritage to the present and pass it on to future generations.

OHS was founded in 1944 to preserve the historical significance of a community that was still largely populated by direct descendants of the European settlers who arrived three centuries earlier. OHS maintains 8½ acres of grounds containing seven historically-significant buildings, located in the heart of Orient’s landmark historic district. OHS actively manages a collection of over 60,000 items, including historic artifacts, documents, diaries, works of art, and archival objects dating from early Native American times all the way through the 20th century.

2021 Summer Exhibitions

Village House Period Rooms

Webb House Period Rooms


Programs and Events


“Alone Together” Virtual Lecture – “A Studio Visit with Artist Alan Bull”

Saturday, May 1st @ 5pm   Please join artist Alan Bull in his studio as he discusses his work and shares some of his recent paintings and works-in-progress. Alan studied at the Philadelphia College of Art and was Artist-in-Residence at the William Steeple Davis House in 1996. Over the past 30 years he has created numerous paintings of the North […]

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“Alone Together” Virtual Lecture – “Night Boats to New England: When Splendor Sailed L.I. Sound”

Sat., April 17th @ 5pm     Presented by John Henry. Well into the 20th century passenger steamers left New York City every night of the year headed eastward on the Sound bound for New London, Newport, Providence and Boston. Grandest of all were the magnificently appointed ships of the Fall River Line, which operated from 1847 to 1937 between […]

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