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 Friday - Sunday

Free tours available upon request!

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Click here to read the choices and vote for your favorite.

Voting open from now until August 31.

Exhibit will be on display from

February through December 2023

Help us choose the subject of our next special exhibit.

Current Special Exhibit

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

Featuring Art by:
John Beerman * Hannah Dodson * Carlos Gonzalez Garcia * Anne Hobgood Senora Lynch * Chieko Murasugi * Jermaine "JP" Powell * Tom Stevens
And botanical illustrations by graduates of the NC Botanical Garden's Certificate Program

Upcoming Event

August 26

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The Awesome Adventures of Minnie Brown

Join us on the portico of the Old Courthouse as Brenda Stephens reads books 1 and 2 of the Adventures of Minnie Brown.

Readings will begin  at 5:30 PM.

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We welcome researchers!

Video credits: Rachel Quinn

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Hillsborough is History

Promote your Home’s History by

Adding a Heritage Sign to your House

We do the research, we make the signs, and you proudly display your home’s history!

Join the many others who are displaying heritage home signs and increase your property value by declaring the historical importance of your home or lot.

Interested in purchasing a sign?


or call 919-732-2201 for more information




Includes sign, crossbar, and post.


*optional $50 add-on for installation*

Please note that we currently are backlogged and wait time is approximately 12 weeks