(Orange, Texas)


October 1, 2013

Shangri La prepares for annual Orchid Festival


ORANGE — SCV Members-Only Pre-Sale

SCV Members may also take part in an exclusive Members-Only orchid pre-sale with light refreshments at 8:00 a.m. on both Saturdays of the Festival, Oct. 5 and Oct. 12. For more information on becoming a member, visit

Located at 2111 W. Park Ave. in Orange, Shangri La is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information, visit

Stark Museum of Art Orchid Mini-Exhibition - The Stark Museum’s mini-exhibit, Floral Natives: North American Orchids, will be on view Oct. 1, 2013, through Jan. 4, 2014. This mini-exhibit will feature orchids of North America as illustrated in three rare natural history publications from the 18th and 19th centuries. These images represent the documentation of plants native to North America, and this mini-exhibit is offered in conjunction with Shangri La’s 5th Annual Orchid Festival. This exhibit is included with general Museum admission.

Located at 712 Green Ave. in Orange, the Stark Museum of Art is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Group tours are available by appointment. For more information, call 409-886-2787 or visit

The W.H. Stark House Orchid-Related Exhibit and Tours - Visit The W.H. Stark House to see a special mini-exhibit, Orchids for America, in the Sitting Room. This exhibit, which is offered as part of a regular tour of the Stark House, tells the story of Frances Ann Lutcher’s efforts during World War I, including her practice of giving orchids from her gardens to servicemen. See personal mementos and historic photographs during the exhibit, which will be on view now through Oct. 26, 2013.

Located at 610 Main Ave. in Orange, The W.H. Stark House is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. with the last tour beginning at 4 p.m. For more information, call 409-883-0871 or visit

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