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Orange County Museum

Location

78 East Court Street
Paoli, IN


Contact

812-653-1212

Description

Artifacts and items of 200 years historical significance from Orange County are on display and open to the public at the Orange County Historic Museum, located on the northwest side of the historic Courthouse Square in Paoli. 

Presently, the Museum is now open to visitors for its 2022 Season Fridays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.   Other times are available by appointment.  No admission is charged although donations are accepted to help maintain the museum and historic collection.

Maintained by the Orange County Historical Society (OCHS) since 1976, visitors will find memorabilia of the Orange County communities through the years including rare items associated with the OC Courthouse, early county artifacts, household items,  antique clothing, military display, primitive farm tools and woodworking tools, history of the Dailey Rocker, church and school memorabilia, and a rare miniature English Tudor dollhouse with furnishings.

The museum is housed in what was once the private residence of Dr. J.H. Sherrod and his family, circa 1885.  This was the last private residence to remain on the Courthouses Square.

Don’t miss the turn of the century school room displayed upstairs, a recreation of a typical township school at the turn of the 20th Century.  is re-created upstairs at the museum, along with a period Doctor’s office.

The OCHS also maintains a small gift shop on the lower level of the Museum  with a variety of historic books, publications, and keepsakes linked to Orange County

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