Before Orleans

Before Orleans

The Nauset Tribe of the Wampanoag Nation were the indigenous people of [Orleans]. We honor our indigenous ancestors and their descendants for their wisdom, traditions, foresight, wise stewardship of these lands, and their continued guidance.  (from the town of Orleans...
Origins of Orleans

Origins of Orleans

Origins of Orleans The history of the founding of Orleans is closely linked to the town of Eastham and has deep roots in the original Plymouth Colony established in 1620.  For some time the colonists there had considered moving the colony to a better location due to...
Orleans History Since 1797

Orleans History Since 1797

Orleans History Since 1997 Originally known as South Parish of Eastham, which was settled in 1644, Orleans became incorporated in 1797 after seeking independence since 1717. The Nauset Tribe of the Wampanoag Nation were the indigenous people of this area. We honor our...
Shipwrecks

Shipwrecks

Shipwrecks Orleans has been the scene for a number of shipwrecks throughout history. Wreck of the Montclair? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWr_fnScDkY The Eldia on Nauset Beach https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uP-_gA_zUvY The Wreck of the Lutzen Shifting sands off...
Current Events of Historic Interest

Current Events of Historic Interest

Current Events of Historic Interest Watch this space for articles on current events of historical significance.  For example, In 2022 Orleans will be celebrating the 225th anniversary as a town.    ...