About Us

Our History

  • The Orange County Historical Museum was founded by the Hillsborough Garden Club in 1957.  In May 2007, the Orange County Historical Museum merged with the Hillsborough Historical Society to form the Historical Foundation of Hillsborough and Orange County, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Our Building

The corner of lot 98 in downtown Hillsborough was originally the location of the Session House for the adjacent Presbyterian Church.  In 1910, it was converted into the town's public library.  The current building was constructed in 1934 in conjunction with New Deal programs.

In the News

Click to view some of the latest press featuring our museum and events.

Meet the Board

Sherry Appel

Board Chair

Pip Merrick

Vice Chair

Matt Hughes


Tonya Brami


Tom Magnuson

Ken Ostrand

Beverly Payne

Gregg Phillips

Kathie Young

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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