Events

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

If you need assistance with registration or would like to be apprised of other upcoming events, please use our contact form. 

You may also email manager@orangehistorync.org

or call 919-732-2201.

Cooking the Winter Pantry

with

Linda Ostrand

 

Thursday, February 24 at 7pm

Trained at Pennsbury Manor, the colonial estate of William Penn, chef Linda Ostrand will demonstrate 17th century open hearth cooking using recipes that make use of available ingredients during the winter months.

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In-person:

The first 8 people to register will be able to join Linda in her kitchen in the historic Berry Brick House in 

Hillsborough

Those attending in person will be asked to wear masks

 

Virtually:

This event will be live streamed.

When registering, choose the 'virtual' ticket option to receive the link for the stream

Oh, Those Tea Parties!

with

Suzanne Adair

 

Thursday, March 24 at 7pm

 

During the American Revolution, patriot men wantonly destroyed tea to make a statement to the British.  Patriot women also used tea to communicate with the British—but subtly.  Suzanne Adair, author of award-winning mysteries set during the Revolution in North Carolina, discusses how ladies' tea parties underscored the ways that women controlled the economy and blindsided the British.

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In-person:

Join us at the museum.  Tea will be served.

 

Those attending in person will be asked to wear masks

 

Virtually:

This event will be live streamed.

When registering, choose the 'virtual' ticket option to receive the link for the stream

Past Events

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

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 European Settlement, 1650-1705"

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

Part 4:  October, 7 at 7pm - "The Lasting Impacts of Carolina's First Settlers"

In this series, Tom Magnuson presents some of his findings from his thirty years of studying the earliest commercial transportation networks in the Southeast of North America. 

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.  

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