The Stark Museum of Art is a noted historical location for Western art. Artifacts from both Indian civilization in the area and American settlers are on display. John James Audubon and Georgia O'Keeffe are among the many artists whose work is on display here. Various collections are on permanent display while temporary exhibitions appear through the year. Visitors can enjoy the self-guided tour of the facility or reserve a group guided tour. The Stark Museum does not simply show the works, but offers education about them and the history of Texas. Workshops for kids and adults, among other events, are available.
A Navy Town of Sorts
Orange was host to naval ship production during the second World War. The placement of a naval station in the town created a boom that brought an influx of work and income for residents. Additionally the town experienced a population increase due to the servicemen, workers for the U.S. Navy, and family members that accompanied them. Even after the war ended, the effects of the naval presence could be felt. For years, the increase in chemical manufacturing has lingered and boosts the economy today. For some time after the war, naval ships remained in the former naval yard as a reminder of times past.