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


In and Among

the Old Town Cemetery


June 25


  • 10:30 am - 11:15 am: resident expert Ken Ostrand will give a brief tour discussing the Cemetery’s history and interesting features while pointing out some of the site’s most well known burials.

  • 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm: Michael and Hilary Bouton-Verville of Verville Preservation, LLC will lead a preservation-focused tour. They will discuss typical monument materials and styles, common preservation issues and hazards, as well as some of the repairs they have made in local cemeteries. Additional issues covered may include proper cleaning methods and materials,
    finding and resetting footstones, how to know what you can do to maintain family monuments. and when to call a professional.

Registration not required but requested

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Although normally hidden from sight, the ghosts of six people who lived in Hillsborough have agreed to talk about their lives… and deaths.

From 4-6 PM, visitors can stop in at the Orange County Historical Museum to listen to these ghosts’ stories. 

Included in this dramatic presentation will be Eno Will, Jane Doe,  McDowal Alves Hogg , Henry Richards, Sr. , Daniel Morrow, and Margaret Nelson. 

Registration not required but requested

Located next to the Museum

Everything you Should Have Learned
in High School About

The Declaration of Independence

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Presented by

Exhibits and Programs Coordinator Courtney Smith

5:30 PM on June 30

at the Orange County Public Library

An entertaining presentation that discusses the men who wrote the document, the theory and context behind it, and translates the document into modern language.

Registration not required but requested

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

or call 919-732-2201.

Past Events

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