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The Scripps Mansion “Arts, Autos and Architecture” was well-attended.  Those who took the tour of the mansion were visibly impressed and many passed on very positive comments.  Most pointed to the fact that they always wondered what was behind these walls, and still others were complimentary of the professionalism of our OHS volunteer docents and group leaders.  The organizers have taken great pride in the tour design and the training of the volunteers.  Because of the timing of the festival this year, volunteer turnout was short, and so many offered to work multiple shifts.  Everyone pitched in to make the mansion tours memorable for anyone who visited.   OHS looks forward to the next opportunity to offer tours of the mansion and is always looking for those who are interested in volunteering for this prime responsibility.  Be sure to contact Sara Van Portfliet if you are interested. 
Scripps Estate
Built by William E. and Nina Downey Scripps, 1927
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The Scripps Mansion “Arts, Autos and Architecture” has been a well-attended event since 2003.  Since that time, OHS has organized and conducted tours for over 5000 visitors through this magnificent mansion.  Those who have taken tours have been surprised and impressed at the beauty of the mansion.  Most have noted that they had always wondered what was behind the outer walls, and were complimentary of the professionalism of our Orion Historical Society volunteer docents and group leaders.  The OHS organizers have taken great care in the tour design and the training of our Scripps docents.  A truly behind-the-scenes collaboration has involved many individuals (both from OHS as well as Guest House) pitching in to make the mansion tours memorable for our many visitors. 

In 2006 the mansion was not available to the public due to a major construction undertaking.  A new residential center was constructed to replace the treatment facilities at the mansion.  When the treatment center is finished, new opportunities will be available for public tours and programs at the mansion.  

In 2007 tours will resume with a new name, "Scripps Heritage Days". A slight change to the format will provide increased emphasis to the tours.  Be sure to contact Sara Van Portfliet if you are interested.

Scripps Heritage Days