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Orangetown Historical Museum & Archives

Mary Cardenas, Museum Director & Town Historian

Elizabeth Skrabonja, Curator

The Orangetown Historical Museum & Archives
196 Chief Bill Harris Way, Orangeburg, NY 10962
Tel: (845) 398-1302 


U p c o m i n g    E v e n t s

The Orangetown Historical Museum & Archives

and the

Tappan Reformed Church





At the Historic Salyer House

213 Blue Hill Road, Pearl River, NY


Saturday, December 6th, 2014

The Museum will open at 1pm

Our program begins at 2pm

 Embracing the warmth of the holiday season, join the Orangetown Museum and the Tappan Reformed Church for an afternoon of historical reflection. Our earliest Dutch ancestors brought with them to our community a tradition of tolerance and a spirit of giving that informed not only how they celebrated and worshipped but how they conducted their daily lives. Join us for a conversation about the faith of the Dutch who settled in Tappan in the 17th century – and how their traditions unfolded to encompass ‘a New York state of mind’. Sinterklaas will be in attendance to greet all children and visitors to the museum, which will be decorated with its Christmas best. A cup of mulled cider, spice cookies and a hearty welcome await you for this look back at Orangetown’s historic past.

 Admission is free: donations accepted

Please call the Museum for further information: (845) 398-1302


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The Orangetown Historical Museum & Archives was founded in 1992 in order to acquire, preserve and exhibit objects which reflect primarily the history of the Town of Orangetown. The Museum’s additional but not lesser mission is to document, research, promote and publicize the rich historical heritage of the town for the people of Orangetown


The museum is housed in two distinct buildings bearing Dutch sandstone features indicative of the area. The historic SALYER HOUSE at 213 Blue Hill Road in Pearl River, New York is the Museum’s first home and since 2003 has been listed on the register of Historic Places. On view at the Salyer House is a permanent exhibit in three parts: A Spy in Our Midst – Maj. John Andre, Our Dutch Sandstone Houses and At Home in Orangetown.  The DEPEW HOUSE at 196 Chief Bill Harris Way in Orangeburg, New York houses the Museum’s archives and offices. Currently on exhibit; Our Lives in Their Hands – Fire, Police & Emergency Services of Orangetown. Exhibition hours: Tuesdays 10 – 2, Sundays, 1 – 4, donations accepted, tours by appointment. For further information please call: (845) 398-1302.