We Brought Orange Heritage Home to the Orange Citadel!
Futures Bright for Orange Heritage
Orange Heritage Week saw the release of our audio tours, using i-Beacon technology, the first of its kind in any tourist building in Northern Ireland.
The kids treasure trail was a big success and proved that Orange Heritage Week can be enjoyed by all ages. The kids were given free rain of the hall and they throughly enjoyed their time exploring it and discovering a little bit of history along the way. They enjoyed finding the treasure and their party afterwards with juice and treats.
Release of our Exhibitions
We had three Exhibitions open during Orange Heritage Week. These included Portadown Orangemen on the Western Front, Orange & Industry and Drumcree: 20 Years on. The exhibitions displayed local history and its connections to Orange Heritage within the town. Love it or hate it, theres no doubt about it, Orange Heritage runs deep into the history of Portadown. The exhibitions took a while to get through, with visitors coming back over a couple of days to explore them.
Band Performances & Public Talks
We would like to say a big thank you to Star of David Accordion band for their open concert they performed on the Monday night. It showcased the week nicely, highlighting the importance of music throughout Orange Heritage. Also a big thank you to Historian Robert Wallace for his two very interesting talks on ‘The Williamite Wars in the European Context’ and ‘The Palaces of William and Mary’. Both proved a very good insight into the beginnings of the Orange Culture and history. Link Below for a short video of the bands performance.
Spooky Times Ahead..
We have Ghost Tours running throughout October! To kick those of we had our first Ghost Tour of the season during Orange Heritage Week. This proved very popular and we hope everyone had a good time, there was a few laughs along the way as well as the scary bits!
Finishing on a high!
To finish the festival off we had our MacMillan Cancer Support Coffee Morning! We are happy to announce we raised a total of £295. We are delighted with the total and we have our visitors support to thank for that.
Its a Thank You from us!
We would like to thank everyone who supported us for our festival of events for Orange Heritage Week. To all our visitors who attended your support is very much appreciated.