Visit Orange’s “Step Into History” blog series showcasing the incredible and acclaimed historic sites located throughout Orange County, Virginia. Take a step back in time to the first German settlement in colonial Virginia, or to the enslaved communities, or to the lifelong home of one of America’s Founding Fathers, or the American Civil War as you travel throughout Orange County. Watch videos, participate in events from home, discover virtual ways to engage with history, and even complete historic coloring pages (see more below)! With fun activities for all ages, this history blog series is the perfect stay-at-home way to learn more about Orange County, Virginia.

Meet Purr, the Orange County Tabby Cat

Each blog post will include a coloring page from “The Nine Lives of an Orange Tabby” created by the Orange County Historical Society in collaboration with The Arts Center In Orange. This delightful activity book tells the story of Orange County as seen through the eyes of Purr, an orange tabby cat with nine lives. Intended for children at the 4th grade level, “Purr” appeals to all ages with its charming illustrations and clever summary of Orange County History. This book is available online for purchase (click here).

To learn more about Orange County, Virginia’s rich history, be sure to check out the Orange County Historical Society website. You can find books, DVDs, articles and more!