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.

"Date Night" at the OCHM

Curator's Talk and Virtual Exhibit Opening

Thursday, April 22, 7pm

Join us for a virtual tour our new exhibit "Date Night: Orange County Fashion, Food, Music, and Fun."  Discover what dating in Orange County was like during the 20th century

(the G-rated versions only).

Date Night Restaurants of Orange County

Thursday, May 20, 7pm

Author Chris Holaday, will discuss the various restaurants around Orange County that generations of couples have enjoyed  as date night locations.

The Networks of Early North Carolina History

A Four-part Series presented by Tom Magnuson


Part 1:  "First Contact: Native Americans and Europeans in the Sounds, 1524-1650"

Part 2:  May 6 at 7PM - "Carolina's First Permanent Settlement, 1650-1705"

Part 3:  August 5 at 7PM- "Moving into the Backcountry, 1704-1754"

Part 4:  October, TBD - "The Lasting Impacts of Carolina's First Settlers"

In this series, Tom Magnuson will present some of his findings from his thirty years of studying the earliest commercial transportation networks in the Southeast of North America.  The programs will begin as virtual events but, if COViD restrictions are lifted, may be offered in person as well.

Tom Magnuson is the founder and CEO of the Trading Path Association (TPA).  The TPA is a non-profit organization committed to finding and protecting remnants of the Contact Era in the southeast.  It does so by finding the old trade routes of England’s first frontier, the “backcountry” of the southeast.   Prior to founding the TPA, Magnuson enjoyed an unconventional high-tech career first in the integrated circuit industry and government service, and later in the software business.


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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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