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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. 

Be a Friend of the Museum
Make a gift of $25 (or more)
When you become a friend of the Museum, you provide es
sential funding and you signify that you believe in what we do
Help us reach our goal of 1,000 friends

Every friend of the Museum will be listed on this page.  Donations over $250 will be recognized as supporters on every page and at programs


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, bank draft or PayPal, click the button below:


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

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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