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.

My Diary of Online Dating

Thursday, November 18

7 PM


Adrainne R. Thompson is a mother, grandmother, motivational speaker, author, poet, and an entrepreneur.  In this talk, Thompson will recite poetry, recount some of her more interesting encounters as well as provide tips on how to navigate the world of online dating.


Thompson has won several poetry contests; spoken at Read-ins at the Orange and Alamance County Public Libraries, and written poems for special occasions. One of her most honorable achievement was becoming the first African-American whose poetry pieces were displayed at the Suntrust Gallery in the Captain White House in Graham, NC. She holds workshops on: bridging language barriers, coaching/training in organizational skills; self-sufficiency; and public speaking.

Her book, My Diary of Online Dating is on sale at the museum

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 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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