Events

Learn about the rich history of Orange County by attending one of our educational workshops and programs

In accordance with safety guidelines during COViD-19, we have organized many online programs to provide you with a virtual museum experience.

September 24 at 7 PM

Opening

Night

Join Curator Courtney Smith for a virtual tour of the new exhibit, “Yésah: Journeys of the Occaneechi.”

Smith will provide behind-the-scenes insights into the exhibit and highlight some of the amazing artifacts that will be on display.

BYO refreshments!

October 8 at 7 PM

Digging Up History

Dr. R. P. Stephen Davis, Associate Director & Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at UNC’s Research Laboratories of Archaeology will discuss the research conducted on the Siouan Project in Hillsborough and share interesting insights on the Occaneechi and other tribes who lived in Orange County.

October 22 at 7 PM

Occaneechi Ghost Stories

Lawrence Dunmore, historian for the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation and professional storyteller, will share some spooky and spine-tingling tales that have been told for generations among the Occaneechi. Fun for the whole family!

November 5 at 7 PM

Indigenous Herbs

Herbalist, artist, and tribal administrator for the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation, Vickie Jeffries will discuss how to identify and use native herbs in cooking and for medicinal purposes. Recipes will be shared!

Event co-sponsored by the Hillsborough Garden Club

The Indigenous Herbs program is co-sponsored by the Hillsborough Garden Club.

We truly appreciate their support!

Occaneechi Ghost Stories and Indigenous Herbs are supported by the Orange County Arts Commission and the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. 

www.artsorange.org 

www.ncarts.org

Making Moccasins

Join OCHM Site Manager Tanya Day to make your own pair of felt moccasins and learn about the most important transportation tool on the Great Trading Path.  Suitable for ages 8+

November 19 at 7 PM

These programs are all free and open to the public.

 

To register, click the buttons below each event.

If you need assistance, or would like to be apprised of other upcoming events,

please use our contact form,

email manager@orangehistorync.org

or call 919-732-2201.

Dr. R. P. Stephen Davis, Associate Director & Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at UNC’s Research Laboratories of Archaeology will discuss the research conducted on the Siouan Project in Hillsborough and share interesting insights on the Occaneechi and other tribes who lived in Orange County.

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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