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Your tax-deductible gifts enable us to care for our unique collection, create dynamic exhibits, and provide educational and entertaining programs for children and adults. 


Checks should be made payable to:

Historical Foundation of Hillsborough and Orange County

and mailed to:

201 N. Churton Street

Hillsborough, NC  27278

Please provide your mailing address and email with the check and let us know if you are making the gift in memory or honor of someone special.

Credit Card

To donate using credit card or bank draft, click the button below:


Prefer to give something more concrete? We have compiled a list of items we need.

Thank you to the Friends of the Museum for their support

Robert Anthony

Sherry Appel

Martha Barry

Marla Benton

Rachel Bergman

Rose Bichsel

Pamela Biggs

Ann Blalock

Doug Blalock

Nicole Bogas

Bridget Booher

Tonya and Jeff Brami

Diane Brann

Ann Browning

Kelly Broxton

Nora Bryan

Steven Burke and Randy Campbell

Grant Burruss

Julie Byrne

Robin Carter

Ashley Carter

Martin Cassady

Pamela Cherry

Cara Chinery

Martha Coates

Chris Cole

David Cole

Emilee Collins

Russell Compton

Gail Cooley

Kaye and Joe Crawford

Michael Crumley

Anthea Darling

Carolyn Davis

Tanya Day

Catherine A. and Guido DeMaere

Sue Denton

Glenn an Lizzie Dicker

Ernest and Suzanne Dollar

Darrell Edgley

Jackson Faw

Kathleen Ferguson

Stanley Finch

Amy Floyd

Oliver Fowler

Laura Frankstone

Pat French

Thomas Gambill

Sarah Geer

Patrick Ghazal

Robbin Gourley

Patricia Greenwall

Owen Gwyn Jr

Marian Har

Jackie Harrell

The Haverland Family

Rachel Hawkins

Anna Hayes

Lowell Hoffman

Kathleen Huntley

Melisa Huyck

James Irish

Thomas Jepsen

Debi Kadis Carmean

Howard Kallem

Megan Kimball

Sherry Kinlaw

Denise Klimas

Jaclyn Krohn

Vicky Kruckeberg and Carl Nold

Madeline Levine

Stefanie Levinson and Jake Bialos

Anna Linvill

Linda Logan

Marci Loiselle

Rosemary Magill

Diane Magnuson

Jennifer Malins

Nadim Mamoun

Rodney Mayo

Margaret McCann

Jan Mccarthy

Marie Ministero

Beth Moracco

Ken Morgan

Sherri Morris

Mary Morrison

Thierry and Lisa Murad

Barbara Nace

Khatoon Noorani

Ken Ostrand

Jayn Paardenkooper

Lisa Park

Lynn Parker

Peter Pawlenko

Eric Peterson

Steven Petrow

Vince Prinzo

Pat Revels

Sharon Ringwalt

William Robbins

Greg Rossi

Karal Sakas

Pam Schwingl and Pat Mann

Adrienne Scurtu

Ann Sebesan

Rich Shaw

Cara Siegel

Jeannie Sigmon

Harriet Solomon

Ann Spurrier

Kimberly Steiner

Barb Thomas

Sue Traub

Delilah Twombly

Marcena Ver Ploeg

Jody Ward

Jean West

Caroline Whitson

James Yankaskas

Randy Yejo

Class Ring.JPG

1941 Hillsboro High School Ring donated by John L. Snipes

and Elgin Pocket Watch donated by Rebecca Wall

Donating Artifacts

The museum collects items related to the history of Orange County and

we are delighted to accept new artifacts into our collection.

Please know:

  • The museum does not have a chronological cut-off date for acquisitions.

  • The Orange County Historical Museum assumes that the donors and vendors are the sole and lawful owners of materials being donated or sold. The museum takes no responsibility in establishing ownership prior to or subsequent to a donation or purchase.

  • All donations are subject to formal approval by the Exhibits Committee of the Board of Directors.  Upon acceptance, the material becomes outright and unconditionally owned by the museum and may be used in any manner within the professional discretion of the Orange County Historical Museum. This may include the eventual disposal through deaccessioning from the permanent collection if deemed necessary according to Collections Policy guidelines.

  • The Orange County Historical Museum cannot agree to exhibit material permanently, keep material permanently, or guarantee donor acknowledgement with material on exhibition or in other uses.

  • When the Orange County Historical Museum accepts an item into its collection it pledges to care and preserve the object to the best of its ability in perpetuity and provide access to the public when it does not endanger the safety of the item. 

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