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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 



At the Orangetown Historical Museum & Archives at the SALYER HOUSE 213 Blue Hill Road, Pearl River, NY 10965 (845) 398-1302 Every Sunday in December 1 – 4 PM! ADMISSION: Your Donation

Enjoy a traditional holiday in our beloved Dutch Sandstone homestead. On display – beautiful toys of many nations, handmade decorations and the museum’s historic exhibits. Enjoy a cup of mulled cider, some cookies and special MUSICAL PRESENTATIONS!

December 1st HARMONY ON THE HUDSON a four part a cappella harmony ensemble, from 2 – 3pm

December 8th THE MUSIC MAKERS a 12 member singing ensemble , from 2-3 pm (keyboard, guitar, sax & drum accompaniment)

December 15th ALICE RYAN sings holiday favorites – sing-a-long! From 2 -3 pm

December 22nd S A N T A will be in attendance from 1 – 4 pm!! Bring the family to enjoy an old fashioned Christmas!


Orangetown 1950’s – A Place To Build The Future (Closing November 17th!)

Tuesdays 10 – 2pm / Sundays 1 – 4 pm


DePew House: 196 Chief Bill Harris Way, (formerly Blaisdell Road)


Recalling a decade of great change – from Shanks Village to the construction of the Tappan Zee Bridge and the Palisades Interstate Parkway – life in America was changing and Orangetown was at the forefront of that change. 


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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.