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!

Upcoming Event

June 25

In and Among

the Old Town Cemetery


3 Different Programs Related to the Historic Burial Site

  • 10:30 - 11:15 am: Tour the OTC with Ken Ostrand

  • 1:30 - 2:15 pm: learn about tombstone preservation with Michael and Hilary Bouton-Verville

  • 4:00 - 6:00 pm meet 6 ghosts and hear stories about their lives... and deaths


Pop Up Exhibit

On View Now

For a limited time, the "Say their Names banners created by Spirit Freedom will be on display in front of the Museum.

Say Their Names is an artistic expression of history we must remember and never forget; it is a 4-foot-tall 22-foot-wide timeline depicting a legacy of struggle for respect, humanity, and justice. Say Their Names documents the atrocities of racial terror and showcases artistic responses paying tribute to the many voices heard throughout history.

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Help us reach our goal of 1,000 gifts of $25

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