Bringing Orange County History and People Together


201 N. Churton Street

Hillsborough, NC  27278 

(919) 732-2201

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Yésah: Journeys of the Occaneechi

New Exhibit Opening 9-25-20

Explore the physical and cultural journeys made by the Occaneechi over time.  Learn the reasons they journeyed, where they went, how their lives changed, and how their traditions and values endured. 

Upcoming Events

Thursday 12-3-20 at 7 PM

Open Hearth Cooking

Enjoy a cozy evening in front of a fire as Linda Ostrand demonstrates 17th and 18th century cooking.  Linda trained at Pennsbury Manor, the colonial estate of William Penn, founder of the Colony of Pennsylvania.  Part 1 of this series will be set in 1690.  Linda will prepare a Portugal Cake. Recipes will be provided.

Program cost is $25

We have a Holiday Wishlist!

You can contribute to our greatest needs directly by purchasing supplies that help us preserve Orange County's history, such as archival boxes, acid-free paper, and bookshelves for the research library!

All guests over the age of 5 must wear masks.
If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you.
Before entering the museum, guests must reserve a one-hour
time slot.

Hours and

COViD-19 Policy

Beginning 9-25-20, we will be open

Fridays-Sundays from 11-5

In order to make your visit to the museum safe and comfortable, we have adopted a mask and reservation policy in accordance with state guidelines.

High School

Creative Writing Contest

In conjunction with our new exhibit,

Yésah: Journeys of the Occaneechi

The videographers and historians behind YouTube's Wholm Movies came out for a visit recently, and made a fabulous tour compilation of the newest exhibit, Yésah: Journeys of the Occaneechi here at the museum!

The mission of the Historical Foundation of Hillsborough and Orange County is
to enlighten and engage our community and visitors from around the world 
by preserving and interpreting the history of Hillsborough and Orange County.
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