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Orestes, Indiana History

Historical Society

Guest Book
Historical Society
Orestes Oak Tree
Dr Joel Cook Museum
Stories & Tales
Misc History
Our Fallen Soldiers
Our Soldiers
Town Marshals
Orestes Fire Dept
E-mail Friends
Tornado 1922
Baptist Church 100
Tomato Processing
Raymond Davis
Obituaries to 1910
Obits 1911 to 1930
Obits 1931 to 1950
Obits 1951 to 1970
Obits 1971 to 1990
Obits 1991 to 2003
Obits 2004 to 2011
Obits 2012 to 2016
Satelite Photos
Early Days
History 1794 - 1913
History 1914 - 1923
History 1924 - 1933
History 1934 - 1944
History 1945 - 1954
History 1955 - 1964
History 1965 - 1974
History 1975 - 1990
History 1991 - 2000
History 2001 - 2004
David Dwiggins

We welcome everyone to our meetings the last Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

Dr. Joel Cook & Orestes Museum

Historical Society Roll of Honor

Hello Folks! Welcome to the Orestes Historical Society web page. We sure hope you enjoy our site as much as we enjoy bringing it to you. We thank you for stopping in and be sure and come back.

The Orestes Historical Society meets the last Thursday of each month, 6:00 p.m., at the Dr. Joel Cook Building (Orestes Museum) in downtown Orestes. Our town is small and there's no problem finding it right next to the post office. We are a friendly group and all visitors are welcome. Come and join the fun talking of old times.


Regular -$10, Family - $20 Supporting - $25

Sustaining - $50 Century Club - $100

Please enclose the amount and send to the Orestes Historical Society; P.O. Box 269; Orestes, IN; 46063

If you have any questions about Orestes history or suggestions for the site we are anxious to hear from you. Direct questions to Dave at the e-mail address below or to Carolyn Shettle at the address above.

The Orestes Historical Society has a poem book available...VOICES FROM ORESTES, with poems by 16 Orestes poets, past and present. It is a bargain at $5.00 each.

Another recent book "VOICES FROM A COUNTRY ROAD, poems by Beulah Porphet and Carolyn Shettle, is much a larger book at $6.00. Save! Buy both for $10.00 and include $2.00 for postage. Send to: P.O. Box 269, Orestes, IN 46063.