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Jan192014

Orland Historical & Cultural Society (OHCS)

Formed in the spring of 1977 when members of the Orland 1976 Bi-Centennial Committee called a town meeting. A vote was taken to continue the successful 200th Bicentennial Celebration in 1976 as an annual event and form the Orland Historical and Cultural Society (OHCS).

The number one goal:  The historical preservation of the community of Orland.

In 1981, the relocation and preservation of the "Southern Pacific Depot" to the Glenn County Fairgrounds was completed.

In 1985, the Schmidt family house was given to OHCS by Edna Schmidt Ingraham. Edna requested that the house be named for her sister Alta. Thus at the corner of Fourth and Yolo Streets in Orland is located the OHCS Museum or "Alta Schmidt House".

Behind the house is the "Ingranook" where research materials and clerical workshop space is located.

In 1988, the "Heritage Trail" was started at the Glenn County Fairgrounds which includes over 15 historic structures of local interest.

OHCS sponsors the Annual Orland Craft Fair during Thanksgiving weekend as its main fundraiser.

Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of every odd-numbered month at 7:30 in the Depot Building at the Glenn County Fairgrounds.

Yearly Dues:  Student = $1.00; Individual/Family = $15.00; Associate = $25.00

Contact:  (530) 865-5444 or (530) 865-9555U.S.

Postal Address:  P O Box 183, Orland, California 95963

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