Welcome to the Orange County Historical Museum in Hillsborough

(919) 732-2201 

201 N Churton St, Hillsborough, NC

Who we are

For more than six decades, the Orange County Historical Museum has worked to bring history and people together.

  The generosity of museum founders and supporters nurtured that vision and today the museum boasts an exceptional collection of historically significant objects. We are proud to be a valuable resource for Orange County residents and a tourist destination for visitors to Hillsborough and Orange County.    


Memories and War: Stereographs of WWI

New exhibition runs from April 27 - November 25, 2018. 

In honor of the WWI Centennial and in coordination with the Hillsborough Garden Club's Poppy Project and the Alliance for Historic Hillsborough. 

Warning: many of the images in this exhibition are graphic. 

Image (right): "Woodrow Wilson Addressing Congress before the War."

Click, Clack: Typewriters, and Authors

New exhibition runs April 3 - July 18, 2018

Come learn about typewriters and celebrate local authors!


Summer Movie Series

Friday, July 20 - Elizabeth Cotten


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