Hillsborough, North Carolina
Street Address
201 N. Churton Street
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Mailing Address
201 N. Churton Street
Hillsborough, NC 27278
phone: 919-732-2201
e-mail: info@orangenchistory.org
web: www.orangenchistory.org
Hours
Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday Closed

Admissions
Free and Donations Accepted
Staff
Description

The Orange County Historical Museum is located in downtown Historic Hillsborough, one of the early capital cities of North Carolina. The community is steeped in history, from the early Native Americans, the Occaneechi, to the hanging of the Regulators apprehended during the Battle of Alamance, a prelude engagement to the American Revolution. Soldiers from the British Army to Confederate soldiers of the American Civil War have marched through the streets of this quaint town. The Orange County Historical Museum captures many of these spledid stories through more than 1,500 artifacts and exhibits. The museum is located just down the street from the home of William Hooper, a signer of the Declaration of Independence for North Carolina.

History

Organized in 1957 by the Hillsborough Garden Club, the Orange County Historical Museum is the only museum dedicated to interpreting the history of Orange County, North Carolina. The museum is housed insode the once Confederate Memorial Library, a designated historic structure on the National Register of Historic Places.

Artifact Collections

Artifacts and exhibits of Orange County and Hillsborough to include Native american, Colonial, American Revolution, and the American Civil War, domestic and industry related to Piedmont North Carolina.

Educational Programs

Educational School programs are available. Special Tours, events, workshops, lectures and exhbitions are available throughout the year.

Governance

The Orange County Historical Museum is a 501 C3 Non-profit. Funded in part by the Hillsborough Toursim Board

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