Annual Events- The W.H. Stark House hosts two annual activities.
1920s Day is a celebration of life in Orange during this exciting time. This event coincides with a 1920s themed performance at the Lutcher Theater. Theater as a respectable art form took off in America during the post-Civil War era, and Orange, Texas was no exception. Named after Miriam Stark’s mother Frances Ann Lutcher, the Lutcher Theater brings Broadway to Orange every year. Due to the popularity of theater at the turn of the 20th century, many plays were either written or are set during the lifetimes of the Starks. The W.H. Stark House uses these plays to transport theater patrons to the past by featuring events tied to Lutcher Theater runs. 1920’s Day is a celebration in full 1920s style from dress to dancing (though Prohibition is still in effect!).
Mother’s Day is a holiday near and dear to us at The W.H. Stark House, as the Stark family was filled with important and assertive women. As a way to honor them, the House offers an event that starts the week before Mother’s Day including special talks, unique tours, and gifts for the mothers who join us during that special time.