Nights at the Museum

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ORANGE CITY, RED TRUCKS: A HISTORY OF THE OCFD DR. ANN LUNDBERG Founded in 1883 as the “Rescue Hook and Ladder Company of Orange City” by men who procured hooks, ladders, buckets and axes and women who held oyster-supper fund-raisers,…

Nights at the Museum

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ORANGE CITY’S EARLY ANTI-VAXXERS DR. RICHARD REITSEMA As the smallpox epidemic spread through Northwest Iowa in 1882, some locals (whom outsiders called “Hollanders”) refused to be injected with the cowpox vaccine that had proven effective…

Nights at the Museum

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ORANGE WHAT? ORANGE WHO? JOHN BUNTSMA Who was William the Silent of Orange-Nassau (1533-1584)? And what does he and his history have to do with our little city and its vibrant name?   Presentation is held at the museum at 6:30pm.…

Nights at the Museum

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THEODORE ROOSEVELT’S DUTCH-AMERICAN DILEMMA DUANE JUNDT Theodore Roosevelt’s Dutch ancestry and heritage informed his work as New York City Police Commissioner and his diplomatic maneuvering surrounding South Africa’s Boer War. It…

March 22 books at the museum: readings on winter nights

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Join us for a three-month program of readings that presents the delightful history of the region through the eyes of imaginative writers whose work offers us the character—and characters—of early years of the Orange City area. Reading discussions…

February 22 books at the museum: readings on winter nights

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Join us for a three-month program of readings that presents the delightful history of the region through the eyes of imaginative writers whose work offers us the character—and characters—of early years of the Orange City area. Reading discussions…