‘Snapshots of the 20th Century’: Gems of South Orange House Tour Oct. 17

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The following is from the South Orange Historical and Preservation Society.

The South Orange Historical and Preservation Society’s bi-annual “Gems of South Orange House Tour” will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 11 am. – 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 the day of the tour, and they can be purchased online here.

Presented by the South Orange Historical and Preservation Society, six distinctive homes will be on display for all ticket holders! The popular event affords an opportunity to see not only the exteriors but also to examine beautiful interior architecture, décor, and collections.

To preserve privacy of homeowners and to lend intrigue to the event, addresses of these houses scattered throughout the Village of South Orange will not be revealed until Tour day (October 17th).

Costumed actors from The Strollers Theater Company will treat patrons to historically themed vignettes at several homes. Another added attraction, a first for the Tour, will be the presence of antique automobiles at the homes.

A rare and stately 1917 Reo will be at one of the homes, courtesy of Scott Lefebvre. Others confirmed to date are a sleek all-black ’62 Thunderbird convertible from Tomm Scalera, a ’57 Chevy vroom-vroom hot rod from Patrick Gethins, and a beautiful 1928 Hudson LeBaron roadster from Bud Sisto.

To illustrate the “20th Century Snapshots in Time” theme, the lobby of South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), will feature a display of 100 years of cameras from Joel Levin’s collection.

All guests will pick up admission tickets, $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the Tour, at SOPAC, 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ 07079. Purchases can be made at www.sohps.org or through P.O. Box 61, South Orange, NJ 07079.

This event is the major source of funding for the Preservation Society. For more information, visit the website at: www.sohps.org

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