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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Hours and COViD-19 Policy

The Museum is open and free to visit!


Friday-Sunday  11am-4pm

​All guests over the age of 5 must wear masks.

If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you.

Free tours available upon request!

Please note: This website is continually updated as of 2020

The website is no longer operational

On Sale Now

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Learn about the history of Orange County through the adventures of this extraordinary dog!

Proceeds benefit the museum


Upcoming Event

Cooking the Winter Pantry


Linda Ostrand

February 24,



Event will be held hybrid

A limited amount of in-person ticket will be available

The event will also be virtually live streamed

(link and address provided upon registration)

All those attending in person will be asked to wear masks.

Opening February 4

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This exhibit examines the history and art of cooking in Orange County


  • It identifies some of the most common cooking ingredients and explains how people in the county acquired them.

  • It depicts some of the ways local people used these ingredients to create meals.

  • It presents some of the implements owned by local people that were used to prepare and serve food.

  • It showcases how ingredients and culinary implements can inspire creative expression.

Featuring Art By
John Beerman * Hannah Dodson * Carlos Gonzalez Garcia * Anne Hobgood 
Senora Lynch * Chieko Murasugi * Jermaine "JP" Powell * Tom Stevens