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Chatham County Historical Association

Preserving and sharing the history of Chatham County, NC 

    chathamhistory .org

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.

About Our New Website

New and improved, we think -- with better features for searching,  joining or renewing your membership, and making purchases from our Gift Shop.  We welcome your feedback:

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Special Exhibits

Lewis Freeman ~ Free Black Resident of Early Pittsboro

In this exhibit, we share what we know about the life of Lewis Freeman, a free Black resident of early Pittsboro. Freeman owned several Pittsboro lots at the time. His residence is still in use on Salisbury Street. 

Vintage Holiday Exhibit

Get in the holiday spirit with this exhibit of vintage holiday decorations and old toys! 

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Volunteer Team!

CCHA is a vibrant organization with a talented and motivated cadre of volunteers and lots of ideas about saving and sharing Chatham’s history.

Help us be even better!

There are many ways to contribute.

Learn more.

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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Hackney's Mill ~ Siler City 

Photos by Duane Hall

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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