Friends Of The Orange Depot

Restoration of the Depot is Complete!

Come for tours and see your engraved bricks at our OPEN HOUSE !

Coming next year inside the Depot

The Orange Train Depot Museum, which will feature exciting exhibits about Orange industrial history: railroad transportation, lumber, shipbuilding & petrochemicals. Do you have artifacts or pictures from those industries? We are collecting items now. Call (409) 882-4621

Highlights of Our 2016 Gala

Thanks to Our Major Gala Sponsors

All Other Sponsors

  • Mathews Jewelers
  • Granger Chevrolet
  • Claybar Funeral Home
  • KOGT
  • Dominion Forms
  • Jack & Juliet Smith
  • Steirman-Whitfield
  • Car Works
  • Neighbors Emergency
  • Fabricating Solutions
  • The Orange Stationer
  • The Horseman Store
  • Eyeon Security/PinPoint
  • Liz Hogan Allstate
  • Barfield Home Inspection/Decoloris Religious Gifts

Restoration Timeline

Save The Depot

Our purpose is to restore the 1910 Southern Pacific railroad depot at the gateway of the Orange historic district and transform it into a museum for all to enjoy. Specifically, the overall goals of our program are:

To preserve the depot for the public benefit of the citizens of Orange by utilizing it as a museum, a gift shop and special events space. The grounds may be used for special events.
To promote community involvement in the process of funding the costs of restoration and operations.
To use the restoration of the depot to help revitalize downtown Orange by promoting tourism as the “Gateway to the Historic District.

For an exciting look at the Depot history, view this excellent short documentary produced by Trevier Gonzalez & Jonathan Tippett, Lamar University students at LUTV in Beaumont.

Ground Breaking video

Watch Now

Thanks to Jim Cash of Jimi Jam Productions for all of the videos taken along the way.