Events & News

Permanent Gallery Renovation

There are exciting changes coming to the museum! 

The Permanent Gallery is undergoing a renovation with new displays. We will keep you updated throughout the rest of the summer and into the fall on our progress. 

 Thank you to Spiral Studios Jewelry for donating cases for the renovation project and to the Hillsborough Tourism Board for providing partial funding! 

Women of Orange County

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

Exhibition runs from July 20, 2018 - January 20, 2019

Free and open to the public. 

Exhibition Reception

Come join us as we celebrate women and Orange County history! Opening night reception on August 31st at 6pm! Refreshments and light snacks will be provided. 

1st Wednesday Lecture: CIA and Modern Art September 5, 7pm

If there is one thing that’s true in this world, it’s that there sure isn't a lack of conspiracy theories out there. Every day we might  hear a new, wacky  theory, even in the art world, like how the CIA  funneled money into the arts, towards revolutionary painters like  Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko, in order to fight the Cold War. Crazy,  right? Except that it isn't a crazy conspiracy theory at all. It’s actually a true story of propaganda, secrets, lies, and fine art. The pen is mightier than the sword, the saying goes. Well, it turns out that the same could be said about the paintbrush. 

Join Jennifer Dasal, Associate Curator at the North Carolina Museum of Art and Founder of the ArtCurious Podcast, at the Orange County Historical Museum to hear the full story. 

Free and open to the public.

Memories and War: Stereographs of WWI

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. 


Exhibition dates: April 27, 2018 - November 25, 2018

Free and open to the public.