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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
(Wednesdays by Appointment)

Free tours available upon request!

Current Special Exhibit

Encore Presentation through February 29

Upcoming Events

February 16-25

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It’s 1939, and Sonny Campbell finds himself in the Orange County Courthouse desperately needing a divorce. His recent marriage to sweet Sarah is jeopardized when his Reno divorce from the first Mrs. Campbell, the budding Hollywood star Lulu Devereaux, isn’t recognized in North Carolina. Will he be jailed for bigamy? Will Lulu make a movie about the whole fiasco? Find out in the new courtroom comedy by the Seymour Playwrights.

From the Vault


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:

An Interview with Owen Allison

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Owen Allison was a generous, caring man who loved to share stories of Hillsborough!


Owen Allison was born in 1925. A World War II Navy veteran, he retired from Western Electric/ATT in Burlington after 37 years of service. He was a farmer at heart and was known for his gardening, landscaping, and tomatoes. Allison loved to have “sidelines” such as a produce stand or firewood sales. He and his wife, Mabel, owned and operated Cedar Hill Farm in Efland, known for pick your own blueberries. The farm is now the site of Gravelly Hill Middle School.

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