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


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Join us for a Treasure Hunter extravaganza!

Preliminary Schedule


Friday, September 29

  • 5:00 - 6:00 PM -- Adventures in Metal Detecting with Richard Von Furstenburg

  • 7:00 – 8:00 PM – Collecto-Couture, a Vintage Clothing and Jewelry Fashion Show hosted by collectors Lindsley Bowen and Alyssa Javadi (mocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served.  Dress for the occasion.  Prize for the best dressed)

  • 8:00 PM – Collecto-Crawl, Kick-off of Treasure Hunt Tour of Hillsborough’s Food and Beverage Establishments


Saturday, September 30

  • 9:00 – 10:00 AM – “One Step at a Time,” Wade Allen, Collector of Medieval European Armor

  • 10:30 – 11:15 AM – “Making Connections,” Nancy and David Haines, Collectors of Quaker Artifacts

  • 11:30 – 12:15 AM – “In the Field,” Laurel Kilgore, Collector of Chewa Art from Malawi

  • 12:15 – 1:30 PM – Lunch at Local Establishments

  • 1:30 – 2:45 PM – Speed Dating with a Collector, not actually dating but a Collector Meet-and-Greet

    • Jacquelyn Gibbs:  “Cruets and Science”

    • Cliff Younger:  "Records:  the Soundtracks to Life"

    • Nancy Espersen:  “ Tempest in a Teapot: How I Ended up Collecting Over 400 Teapots”

    • Tom Jepsen:  “More than Dots and Dashes: Telegraphs and Radios”

    • Rachel and Gabi Bergman:  “Happy Trails:  the Art of Breyer Horses”

    • Richard Fitzpatrick:  “Bonzo, the Dog that Made the World Smile”

    • Leandra Bedini:  Keeping it Together with Staplers.”

  • 3:15 – 4:00 PM – “The Wealth of the World in your Hands,” Loren Hintz, Collector of Rocks, Gems, and Minerals

  • 4:30 – 6:00 PM – “From the Ground Up,” Steven Burke and Randy Campbell, Collectors of American Folk Art Buildings.  Includes a tour of their home, nearby on Tryon Street

  • 6:00 – 7:00 PM – Closing Reception at the Museum (wine, nonalcoholic drinks, and snacks will be served)

Unless otherwise noted,

All sessions will occur at the Hillsborough Presbyterian Church

102 W. Tryon Street

Cost is $10 per day

Space is limited.  Registration is not required but strongly recommended to be assured a seat

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Central High was the only black high school in Hillsborough from 1936-1968.

This powerful documentary explores the history Central High School and its importance to our community.  The film is divided into three sections.  The first depicts the challenges faced by administrators in establishing the school along with the community support that resulted in a creating a dynamic and successful educational experience for its students.  Showcased in this section are Principal A.L. Stanback, various teachers, coaches, and parents.  The second part presents the trials and tribulations of integration -- the resistance to integration as well as the bravery and determination of the students facing the backlash.  The third section discusses how to properly acknowledge the school's legacy.

The  film was written and directed by Dr. Iris T. Chapman; filmmakers were Teri Burnette and Aniya Bourne.

Presented in collaboration with

Spirit Freedom, the Orange County Department on Aging, and the Hillsborough Classic Film Club

If you need assistance with registration, please use our contact form. 

You may also email

or call 919-732-2201.

Past Events

Recordings of free events can be viewed on the Museum's YouTube channel.

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