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Chatham County Historical Association

Preserving and sharing the history of Chatham County, NC 

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Chatham's Mining History

The Museum will be open from noon - 4pm.

Forest Hazel will make a presentation in the upstairs courtroom from 2-3pm about Chatham's unique mining history. He will be on hand in the Museum before and after the presentation to chat and answer questions.

Don't miss the mining exhibit in the Museum!

Admission is free. Everyone welcome. 

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Spirits of Pittsboro Past Walking Tours

October 14 and 28

What spirits lurk in downtown Pittsboro? Experience an out of the ordinary historical walking tour! Walk in the footsteps of those who came before us to see the town and its buildings and sites in a whole new way. Experience the wonder of our shared history through the exploration of “Spirits of Pittsboro Past.”

Tickets SOLD OUT!

You can still register for the waitlist. 

Learn more here.




Summer Short-Term Exhibits 

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

Name that artifact ~ Determine the purpose of several artifacts before their uses are revealed.

Native people’s stone tools, points, and pottery ~ A new artifact display.

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. 


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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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