Events are held at the Meeting House Museum and have a suggested donation at the door unless otherwise specified.


Museum OPEN hours:
Monday through Friday 9 am - 1 pm

Or by appointment.

Please call ahead for archival research appointments.

FILM RELEASE DATE: January 29, 2016

Tony Falcone Mural

The Finest Hours

(3D/2D theaters)
STUDIO: Walt Disney Pictures
DIRECTOR: Craig Gillespie
SCREENWRITERS: Eric Johnson, Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy
STARRING: Ben Foster, Casey Affleck, Chris Pine, Eric Bana, Holliday Grainger


"The Finest Hours" is a true story of a 1952 U.S. Coast Guard rescue. In February of 1952, one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast struck New England, damaging an oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod and literally ripping it in half. On a small lifeboat faced with frigid temperatures and 70-foot high waves, four members of the Coast Guard set out to rescue the more than 30 stranded sailors trapped aboard the rapidly-sinking vessel. "The Finest Hours" is the story of their heroic mission, which is still considered the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history.


The Orleans Historical Society owns and maintains the original CG36500 vessel.
For further information about visiting the boat >>


For more information regarding these and other events call the OHS 508-240-1329, or orleanshs@verizon.net .


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Bonnie Snow's

Hear stories and historical anecdotes about
Orleans' early citizens on these easy walks.

Cemetery Walk
Main Street Walk

Walks are completed for 2015 - check back in 2016 for new summer schedule!


Walks begin at 10:00 am
Adults $10 ~ Children12 and under free.
Meet at the OHS Meeting House Museum,
Main St & River Rd