Exhibits & Events

May 11th - Historic Hillsborough Bike Tour

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Historian and Orange County native Ernest Dollar will take participants on a leisurely bike tour of Hillsborough. The bike tour will offer an expanded scope of Hillsborough’s unique heritage and small-town charm. Participants will explore 1,000 years of Hillsborough’s history and learn about the diverse peoples who have called this place home. 


Tickets available here.

May 31, 5PM - Community Paint by Number with Ann Hobgood

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Local artist Ann Hobgood will create a piece of art that everyone is invited to help paint. The community-made work of art  will be hung in the museum's entrance-way for July's Last Friday. This will take place at the museum on Last Friday in May and June. Come out and paint! 


Let's Play! Children's Toys and Games - opening April 26th

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This exhibit will feature toys and games from local collectors. The museum will display and sell whimsical artworks by Ann Hobgood and Barbara Younger; the proceeds will benefit the museum children’s programming. 


The opening night reception for Let's Play! will be April 26th. Free and open to the public.


To coordinate with the exhibit, there will be family-friendly activities throughout the summer and an art activity led by Barbara Younger on October 6th. 

Special Exhibition: Women of Orange

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This exhibit explores a small sampling of women from various backgrounds from Orange County and features materials that occupied their worlds. 


 EXTENDED through April 14th.


Free and open to the public.

Special Exhibition: Memories and War: Stereographs of WWI

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In honor of the World War I Centennial  and in coordination with the Alliance for Historic Hillsborough and the Hillsborough Garden Club's Poppy Project, this exhibition shows a group of stereographs from the museum’s collection. 


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


Currently showing.


Free and open to the public.