Join the Orangetown Historical Museum this December at the DePew House, 196 Chief Bill Harris, Orangeburg as the organization toasts the season with some spiced cider in the grand tradition of a Downton Abbey Christmas. The royals and rogues will be on view, the sumptuously carved furniture and sparkling silver will serve as the backdrop for three special programs – all in conjunction with The Orangeburg Library.
Sunday, December 3, 1-4 p.m.
Meet Selene Castrovilla – author of “Revolutionary Rogues!” The Arnold/Andre affair brought to life with the beautiful illustrations of John O’Brien. The story of intrigue, betrayal and high drama that almost brought down Commander George Washington and the Continental Army. Book reading at 2 p.m.; meet in ‘The Spy in Our Midst’ room. Santa Claus will be on hand to entertain the kids.
Sunday, December 10, 1-4 p.m.
Who were the Royals? England’s rulers in the 16th and 17th centuries had some interesting tales to tell. Find out about the Kings, Queens, courtiers and scoundrels of England on display in the original artwork from our exhibit ‘Loyal to the Crown’. Enjoy a look back to the grandeur of empire during a time of expansion and tumult. Father Christmas will again be on hand for the kids.
Sunday, December 17, 1-4 p.m.
Sunday in the Museum with George. A rare personal tour with collector George Way. Learn how he acquired the masterworks on display annotated with historical tidbits and personal insights to fascinate and delight. One of the most renowned collectors of 16th and 17th century English and Dutch art in the United States – a Sunday afternoon with George is a true holiday treat. Again, Santa Claus will be in the building.