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The Orangetown Historical Museum & Archives


Holiday Open House – A Shanks Legacy Holiday!


Bubble lights, the music of Bing Crosby and Santa will greet you at the historic Salyer House for the Orangetown Museum’s Annual Holiday Open House. Spend a nostalgic afternoon listening to 1950’s tunes like ‘Frosty the Snowman’ and ‘White Christmas’ performed by the singing duo Joel & Francine while enjoying a cup of spiced cider and some ginger cookies. The Shanks Village families in the immediate postwar years knew how to party – be sure to take a break from the holiday rush for this nostalgic holiday treat!


WHERE: Historic Salyer House: 215 Blue Hill Rd, Pearl River, NY


WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 15th open 1 – 4 pm our program starts at 2 pm


WHAT: 1950’s Themed Holiday Open House with song, Santa, decorations & treats


Admission is free: donations accepted

Please call the museum for information if you want a weekday tour

(845) 398-1302


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Orangetown Historical Museum and Archives

196 Chief Bill Harris Way, Orangeburg, NY 10962

(196 Blaisdel Road in GPS)

(845) 398-1302


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