Orange County Historical Society undertaking preservation of historic Paoli newspaper collection

PAOLI – Orange County Historical Society (OCHS)  members recently took on a huge undertaking to preserve the historic Paoli newspapers collection. 

“The effort has proven to be a sizeable task for our small group with a number of dedicated members volunteering hours and hours handling literally one hundred years of local news in the volumes of The Paoli News and The Paoli Republican that have come into the Society’s possession to protect,” said Society President Robert Henderson.

Robert Henderson

As part of Orange County’s Historical Society’s 50th Anniversary celebration this year Henderson said the group would like to offer up a limited type Commemorative packet of 10 randomly selected papers from various decades in a special OCHS 50th Anniversary Tote Bag to keep.

The cost will be $10 and all of the proceeds will benefit the newspaper preservation project.  

This would an opportunity for anyone interested to own an actual piece of Paoli history and save a real part of Orange County’s collective story for future generations to discover.  

Society members will offer up the first bags as part of the upcoming Paoli Fall Festival and will have a presence at the Orange County Historic Museum which will be open on both September 9th and 10th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. both days.