The Orange County Historical Museum performs the crucial task of highlighting and preserving Orange County’s unique history through permanent, special, and traveling exhibits.



The permanent exhibit presents the development of Orange County, NC

in a chronological fashion, from indigenous settlements through the twentieth century.

Quilts of

Orange County

Check out this virtual exhibit about 9 quilts in our collection which date from the 1850s to the 1970s. 

Includes a brief history of quilting.

Yésah:  Journeys of the Occaneechi

​Explore the physical and cultural journeys made by the Occaneechi. 

Learn the reasons they journeyed, where they went, how their lives changed, and how their traditions and values endured. 

Closing April 11, 2021

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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