Special Collections

Orleans Historical Society
3 River Road
Orleans MA , 02653
Institution Contact(s):
  Jon Howard, Director/Curator (508)240-1329
Hours: M-F, by appointment 9:00AM-4:00PM
Seasonal Hours:
  July-August: Th-Sa 10:00AM-1:00PM
Online Catalog:
Services for the Disabled:
  Handicapped ramp
Other Services:
  Gift shop
Monographs: "Sea Yarns", by Captain Joshua Taylor "Quahogging Out of Rock Harbor, 1890-1930", by Warren S. Darling "Rescue", by The Orleans Historical Society
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Jon Howard, Director/Curator (508)240-1329
Collections: 2
Formats: 30 linear feet of archives 14 maps 200 photographs pamphlets 6 audio tapes 8 video tapes 1 oral history ephemera realia/artifacts 30 vintage clothing
Collection Description:
  Margaret Stanger Collection
Gladys Taber Collection
Access: Photo ID required Access only in reading room, supervised Laptop computers and tape recorders allowed with staff approval Sign-in required
Copying: All photocopying done by staff
Loans: Loans for exhibits only
Finding Guides Available:
  Guides for archives' records groups
Directions: FROM ROUTE 6: Take exit 12 (Orleans); bear right at the end of the ramp. Take a right at the first set of lights. Go straight through lights at Route 28, (Police Station on right). Take a right at the next light onto Main Street. Orleans Historical Society is on the right, approximately 1/4 mile (next to American Legion).