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From the Vault

Back in 2010 and 2011, the board of the Museum created a series of videos about

important people and places in 20th century Orange County history.

James and Maxine Freeland

In addition to Daniel Boone Village, the Freelands provided many other recreational opportunities in Orange County. Learn about their lives and the contributions they made to the community.

Margaret Walker Phelps

Born just outside Hillsborough in 1915, Margaret was a graduate of Hillsboro High School and East Carolina University where she majored in education. Among her many accomplishments, Margaret was a classroom teacher and principal in Orange County, a 4-H leader, a founding member of both the Schley Grange and Mars Hill Baptist Church. In this video, she recalls people and places from her long life.

Glenn and Henrietta Auman

A moving tribute to beloved teachers Glenn and Henrietta Auman, the longest serving teachers in the history of the Orange County school system. 

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Mill Village

Janie Carr Morris talks about Bellevue Mill and her life growing up in W. Hillsborough in the 1950s.

Owen Allison

was born in 1925. A World War II Navy veteran, he retired from Western Electric/ATT  after 37 years of service. He was a farmer at heart and was known for his gardening, landscaping, and tomatoes. Allison loved to have “sidelines” such as a produce stand or firewood sales. He and his wife, Mabel, owned and operated Cedar Hill Farm in Efland, known for pick your own blueberries. The farm is now the site of Gravelly Hill Middle School.

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Harold Russell

Memories of his youth in Hillsborough in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. Stories include shining shoes as a young teenager at Parker’s Shoe Shop on Churton St.

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