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1920s Day during Art in the Park


Last updated 5/21/2018 at Noon

(ORANGE, TX) – Celebrate 1920s Day at The W.H. Stark House! We’ll have a swell time on June 9 during Art in the Park. No dough needed with free tours of the House from 10:00 am to 3:15 pm.

“Our historic craft activities are the Bee’s Knees,” says Jenniffer Hudson Connors, Curator of Public History for the W.H. Stark House. “Guests are invited to make bow-ties, and fascinators while enjoying mocktails. No giggle-water allowed, remember, it was the era when alcoholic drinks were prohibited by law!”

“Can you imagine Lutcher Stark as a young man doing the Charleston on the front porch? He did,” continued Hudson Connors. “There is a letter in the Stark Foundation Archive from a friend reminiscing about the time he taught her the dance.”

Tours are free and begin every 20 minutes. Call ahead to reserve a tour at 409-883-0871, or email [email protected], or just drop by.


About The W.H. Stark House

The W.H. Stark House Tour is a walking tour through a 14,000 square foot, three-story home that stands much as it did at the turn of the 20th century, with fifteen rooms of original family furnishings, personal effects and decorative arts, including antique rugs, original textiles, silver, cut glass, and antique porcelain.

Built in 1894, The W.H. Stark House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and designated as a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark by the Texas Historical Commission.

All tours start at the Carriage House at 610 W. Main Avenue (just behind The W.H. Stark House) and parking is available in the Lutcher Theater parking lot.

Stairs are an essential part of the tour.

Admission is limited to individuals 6 years and older.

This tour takes approximately 45 minutes.

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