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Chatham County Historical Association

Preserving and sharing the history of Chatham County, NC 

    chathamhistory .org

Sunday, July 7 noon-4

Start your day at Pittsboro's SUMMER FEST with a visit to the Chatham Historical Museum -- make a paper hat, get a flag, and take some photos. Stroll through the Museum and soak up some Chatham County history before other events begin!

Our Museum is Open 

1st Sundays noon to 4pm

2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Saturdays 

11am to 4pm

Wed, Thurs, Fri ~ 11am to 4pm

Siler City History Club 

Wren Memorial Library 

First Fridays of each month 

from 10:30-11:30am.




Short-Term Exhibits 

Dorothea Lange Documents 1939 Chatham County ~ View our exhibit of Dorothea Lange photographs depicting life in 1939 Chatham, including downtown Pittsboro and downtown Siler City

Chatham Geology ~ Learn about the bedrock, landscape, soils, groundwater, mining and energy resources in the county. 

Railroads in Chatham County ~ Learn where the rails ran in the County and understand the impacts!

Our exhibits are for children and adults!


Fourth Grade Field Trips to the Historic

Chatham County Courthouse and Museum

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Here's how you can help!

Voices of Chatham 

Oral History Project

      Learn more here!

The Museum is open Wed-Fri from 11 until 4:00.    Admission is free.    We follow state and local directives regarding masks and distancing. 


little bits of Chatham County history

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Pittsboro Treasure Quest at the Museum

The Chatham County Historical Association is an all-volunteer organization devoted to collecting, preserving, and sharing the history of Chatham County through exhibits, tours, publications, research, and educational and community outreach programs. More about Who We Are.

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Chatham County Historical Association

  ~   ~  PO Box 93  ~  Pittsboro NC 27312  ~  919-542-6222  ~  

~  Our Museum is located in the Historic Chatham County Courthouse  ~  9 Hillsboro St.  ~  Pittsboro NC 27312  ~

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