Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved at the Orange County Historical Museum. The generous contributions of visitors, neighbors, and friends allow us to operate the museum, preserving artifacts, developing exhibits, educating students, and publishing materials on Orange County history.  

Volunteer

The energy of our volunteers is what keeps things moving at the museum. Volunteering at the Orange County Historical Museum is a great way to give back to your community and help the museum keep the memories of the past alive.  What are some of the benefits of volunteering?   

  • Learn new skills and share your knowledge with others. 
  • Work with others and make new friends. 
  • Community involvement and recognition. 
  • IT’S LOTS OF FUN!                  

The Museum is seeking enthusiastic people of all ages who appreciate Orange County history to volunteer their time at the museum. Contact us to find out how your interests and skills match up with our projects.  If you would like to volunteer, call 919-732-2201 or stop by Tuesdays through Fridays between 11am and 4pm OR send an email to info@orangeNChistory.org.  

Become a Member

Membership support helps the Orange  County Historical Museum care for a unique collection of Orange County artifacts and provides our staff with the resources to serve more than 7,000 visitors and 2,500 school children for free each year. 


Become a member today! It's only through our partnership with history enthusiasts like you that we're able to bring Orange County history and people together. 


Scroll down to the bottom of the page and select the membership level you would like. Your payment will be processed through PayPal. Thank you!!

Individual Membership Levels

Thomas Burke $25    

Benefits:

  • 5% Discount in Gift Shop
  • Monthly e-newsletter
  • A copy of “A Sense of Place: A Hillsborough Memoir” photographs by Elizabeth Matheson

Francis Nash $50    

Benefits: 

  • 10% Discount in Gift Shop
  • Monthly e-newsletter
  • A copy of “A Sense of Place: A Hillsborough Memoir” photographs by Elizabeth Matheson
  • OCHM Bookmark

The Regulators $100

Benefits:

  • 10% Discount in Gift Shop
  • Monthly e-newsletter
  • A copy of “A Sense of Place: A Hillsborough Memoir” photographs by Elizabeth Matheson
  • OCHM Bookmark
  • 2 Hillsborough Historical Society Journals  

Elizabeth Keckly $200

Benefits:

  • 10% Discount in Gift Shop
  • Monthly e-newsletter
  • A copy of “A Sense of Place: A Hillsborough Memoir” photographs by Elizabeth Matheson
  • OCHM Bookmark
  • Set of 6 Hillsborough Historical Society Journals

William Hooper $500

Benefits:

  • 10% Discount in Gift Shop 
  • Monthly e-newsletter
  • A copy of “A Sense of Place: A Hillsborough Memoir” photographs by Elizabeth Matheson
  • OCHM Bookmark
  • Set of 6 Hillsborough Historical Society Journals

Business Membership Levels

Mary Bayard Morgan Wooten Club  $100 1875-1959 professional photographer & artist 

Benefits

  • Linked logo on website
  • Linked logo in monthly E-Newsletter

Capt. John Berry Club  $250 1798-1870 builder-architect & politician 

Benefits: 

  • Linked logo on website
  • Linked logo in monthly E-Newsletter
  • Two tickets to members-only events     

Sallie Ray Harris Club  $500 1845c.-1900 local farmer & community leader 

Benefits:

  • Linked logo on website 
  • Linked logo in monthly E-Newsletter
  • Two tickets to members-only events
  • 200-word spotlight in monthly e-newsletter and on Museum Facebook page  

 William Davie Society  $1000 1756-1820 statesman, Revolutionary War officer  & UNC founder. 

Benefits: 

  • Linked logo on website
  • Linked logo in monthly E-Newsletter
  • Four tickets to members-only events
  • 400-word spotlight in monthly e-newsletter
  • Logo on poster at museum’s entrance 
  • Recognition at Museum special events
  • Certificate of membership   

Lemuel Lynch  $2000 + 1808-1893 silversmith & keeper of the Town Clock 

Benefits: 

  • Linked logo & 50-word description on website
  • Linked logo in monthly E-Newsletter
  • Six tickets to members-only events
  • 400-word spotlight in monthly e-newsletter and on Museum Facebook page 
  • Logo on poster at museum’s entrance 
  • Recognition at Museum special events
  • Certificate of membership 

Would you like to designate your support to specific Museum programs?   The Sallie Ray Harris Club, William Davie Society and Lemuel Lynch Society levels qualify for program designation. Your business will be recognized on materials related to these programs. Program designation requires approval and is available on a first come, first serve basis.  For more information contact us at (919) 732-2201 or director@orangeNChistory.org.   


Sallie Ray Harris Society:  Special semi-annual events and museum bookmarks 

William Davie Society:  Events, Heritage Education programs, collections, and exhibits 

Lemuel Lynch Society:  Events, Heritage Education programs, collections, and exhibits  

Become a Member

Donate

Donations can be made by check to the “Historical Foundation of Hillsborough and Orange County” and brought in or mailed to the museum.  Donations can also be made by credit card online through Paypal, or over the phone at (919) 732-2201.

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Our Partners

Hillsborough BBQ Company

Hillsborough Garden Club

Montrose Foundation Inc.

Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation

The Persian Carpet, Inc.