Orange County Historical Museum

An image of the Orange Co. Historical Museum
Orange County Historical Museum


More than a thousand organizers are expected to gather in Hillsborough Saturday afternoon as a part of a “Southern Heritage Ride/Rally” supporting the Confederate flag.

A picture of the Orange County Historical Museum
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Leaders of the Orange County Historical Museum want permission from the City of Hillsborough to remove the phrase "Confederate Memorial" from the building's facade. The city owns the building and leases it to the museum.

It was once a library, built in the 1930s with funding from the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the federal government.

Museum Director Candace Midgett says museum operators would like the words removed from the building's exterior.

Historic Speedway Group


The Occoneechee/Orange Speedway in Hillsborough is the only surviving dirt track from NASCAR's first season. 

A picture of Eli Aquino with a rusty cannonball.
Tim Duffy

A young treasure hunter uncovered a heavy piece of history, and now it’s in the hands of the Durham County bomb squad.

Ten-year-old Eli Aquino of Hillsborough found a rusted cannonball in the Eno River near Gold Park last week. Eli has been known to collect objects he finds while sifting through the mud wearing swim goggles.