Old-Fashioned Holiday Event at The Historic Lindley House

The Orange County Historical Society will once again play host to an old-fashioned holiday event at the historic Lindley House in Paoli this coming Sunday, December 5th 2021 from 2 to 4 pm.

The nearly 170-year-old farmhouse will be decorated downstairs in part to reflect a simple 1860s Christmas past and will be open for informal touring. Robert Henderson, president of the Orange County Historical Society, said volunteers will be present to share information related to the house. The musical group “Wildflowers & Weeds” will perform period music in the front parlor of the house that afternoon as well. 

Hot Cider and cookies will be served.

No admission will be charged; however, donations will be accepted to help maintain the historic home site.

Due to the lack of ability to adequately social distance masks are recommended inside the historic farmhouse.

The house was the home of Thomas Elwood Lindley, an early Orange County settler and is located just off Hwy. 150 West on Willow Creek Rd. in Paoli




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Celebrating the Generosity of a Benefactor with a Red Bud Tree

A few years ago now the OCHS planted and dedicated this Red Bud at the historic Lindley House to the memory our friend and benefactor the late Mildred "Mid" Hoke (1915-2006). Mid generously remembered the O.C. Historical Society in her will and her "gift" lives on today in helping us to preserve our rich Orange County history at the Museum and through our many activities throughout the year.

As the tree blooms at the old farmhouse this Spring we are reminded of Mid's example she left for all of us.

Do you know that the OCHS has two Endowment Funds set up through the Orange County Community Foundation?

A gift to one of the OCHS Endowment Funds is a gift to the future, as it provides funding for the Society's work each and every year...forever.

We accept a number of types of gifts, including cash or check. But you could also like our friend Mid and remember us in your will with a bequest to our endowment or provide us with other forms of planned giving.

Check with your financial advisor when deciding how to give, and rest assured that you are preserving the legacy and story of Orange County.

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