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W.H. Stark house
News Release
Thursday, October 27, 2011

The W.H. Stark House Host Free Show at Lutcher Theater,
The Quiet Man: William Henry Stark 

ORANGE, Texas - The W.H. Stark House will host The Quiet Man: William Henry Stark, a presentation by Stark Foundation historians, Ellen Rienstra and Jo Ann Stiles on Monday, November 14, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. at Lutcher Theater, 707 Main Avenue in Orange. This presentation is the third in a series on the Stark and Lutcher family history. Following this presentation at 7:30 p.m., a dessert reception will take place at The W.H. Stark House Carriage House, 610 Main Avenue.  Both events are free to the public.

William Henry Stark married Miriam Lutcher Stark, the daughter of Henry Jacob Lutcher. Henry Jacob Lutcher owned the Lutcher and Moore Lumber Company in Orange, Texas, where William Henry later served as president and guided the company through expansion and diverse enterprises. He built his home in Orange, where he resided with his wife Miriam and their son, H.J. Lutcher Stark. His house is known today as The W.H. Stark House on Green Avenue and has been open for public tours since 1981. His son, H.J. Lutcher Stark went on to establish the Stark Foundation with his wife Nelda Childers Stark in 1961.

"The W.H. Stark House is pleased to present The Quiet Man: William Henry Stark at the Lutcher Theater on November 14, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. Stark Foundation historians, Ellen Rienstra and Jo Ann Stiles will bring the life, works and good deeds of this remarkable man alive" said Patsy Herrington, Managing Director of The W.H. Stark House. "During his lifetime, Mr. Stark did not seek publicity or praise for his accomplishments which improved the quality of life for all the citizens of Orange, Texas. This presentation is a great opportunity to learn the history of a man that had a significant impact on the Orange community."

Located at 610 Main Avenue in Orange, Texas, The W.H. Stark House is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. For more information, call 409.883.0871 or visit  

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