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Bringing Orange County History and People Together

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201 N. Churton Street

Hillsborough, NC  27278 

(919) 732-2201

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The Museum is free to visit!

Open Every Day
11-4
(Wednesdays by Appointment)

Free tours available upon request!

Current Special Exhibit

Through December 31

Upcoming Events

SOLD OUT

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Lantern Making
December 9th 11:00 AM

From the Vault

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Back in 2010 and 2011, the board of the Museum created a series of videos about important people and places in 20th century Orange County history.

Each month, we will unlock a new video and upload it to our YouTube channel for you to watch.

This month's feature video:

Stores & Stories with Harold Russell

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From Shining Shoes to the CDC!

In this video, Harold Russell, who received a PhD in chemistry from Cornell University and retired from an illustrious career of 37 years with the Center for Disease Control, shares memories of his youth in Hillsborough in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. Stories include shining shoes as a young teenager at Parker’s Shoe Shop on Churton Street..

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