Celebrating Oysterponds
History and Heritage

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Images from the 2020 Secret Postcard Project

 

“Wish You Were Here” is our personal invitation to join us
in our mission to collect, preserve, interpret, and celebrate
the history
of the Orient & East Marion community.

 

Exhibitions

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.

Village House Period Rooms

Webb House Period Rooms

 

Programs and Events

Spotlight

OHS Pumpkin Spectacular!

Help light up OHS’s Old Point Schoolhouse yard this Halloween with carved pumpkins! Children of all ages are invited to participate!     (1) Pick up your pumpkin. We will have donated pumpkins in front of the Old Point Schoolhouse on Village Lane in Orient on Saturday, October 24th between 12-4pm, while supplies last. (Or feel free to bring your […]

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Upcoming

OHS Pumpkin Spectacular!

Help light up OHS’s Old Point Schoolhouse yard this Halloween with carved pumpkins! Children of all ages are invited to participate!     (1) Pick up your pumpkin. We will have donated pumpkins in front of the Old Point Schoolhouse on Village Lane in Orient on Saturday, October 24th between 12-4pm, while supplies last. (Or feel free to bring your […]

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from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation
and Lynne Biggar

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