Grand Opening, Auction Set For Centers For Culture And History

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The Centers for Culture and History in Orleans (CHO) will host a Grand Opening of the Meetinghouse and Hurd Chapel Wednesday, Dec. 1, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Grounds of the Centers for Culture and History in Orleans at the corner of River Road and Main Street. This will be a fundraising event for CHO with live and silent auctions.

A ribbon cutting ceremony will kick-off the event with CHO Board Chair Jay Stradal, and Orleans Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Lisa Simundson.

Some of the featured auction items include artwork from several local artists, tickets to a New York Giants football game, tickets to a Yankees baseball game, a boat ride for five on the CG36500, gift certificates from local businesses and more than 50 other items.

Reservations are required. Tickets are $25 and include hors d’oeuvres, desserts, wine, bubbly and sparkling water. Space is limited. Call 508-240-1329 or visit to purchase tickets.

CHO, also known as the Orleans Historical Society, was founded in 1958 with a goal of bringing culture and history to life and inspiring a shared sense of community and pride in Orleans. In May 2019, the name changed to “Centers for Culture and History in Orleans.” The centers include the Meetinghouse, the Hurd Chapel and the CG 36500 Motor Lifeboat. For more information, contact Chris Harter, vice chair at or visit