Bringing Orange County History and People Together
201 N. Churton Street
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Current Special Exhibit
Yésah: Journeys of the Occaneechi
On display through 3-31-21
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.
We need your help!
For our upcoming exhibit, we are looking for:
Photographs of Orange County couples from any time period
Clothing or other accessories worn on dates in Orange County in the 20th century
Record albums, instruments or anything related to music from the 20th century
Recipes, pots, pans, dishes, napkins or anything else related to Orange County restaurants in the 20th century
Photographs, artifacts or ephemera related to:
Baseball in the early 1900s, especially the mill and town teams
1920s Drug Stores
1930s movie theaters
1940s UNC’s Navy Pre-Flight School
1950s Occoneechee Speedway Races
1960s concerts at Central High School
1970s Jubilee concert
1980s gallery openings at ArtsCenter
January 21st at 7 PM
Jeffersonian Open Hearth Cooking
Enjoy a cozy evening in front of a fire as Linda Ostrand demonstrates early 19th century cooking. Linda trained at Pennsbury Manor, the colonial estate of William Penn, founder of the Colony of Pennsylvania.
Part 2 of this series is set in Jeffersonian times.
Program cost is $10
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
The Museum is currently open to the public for timed visitation
Friday-Sunday from 11-4
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.
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!