About Us

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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.

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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.

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In the News

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

Meet the Board

Tonya Brami
Board Chair


Pip Merrick

Vice Chair

Matt Hughes


Gregg Phillips

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Tom Magnuson

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Ken Ostrand

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Beverly Payne

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Sherry Appel

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Kathie Young