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.
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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: Webmaster@chathamhistory.org
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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.
Deforestation and the Lumber Industry in Chatham
This special exhibit traces the history of deforestation in Chatham County and the role of the lumber industry. Learn from our narrative exibit and see tools of the lumber industry in our Museum.
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CCHA is a vibrant organization with a talented and motivated cadre of volunteers and lots of ideas about saving and sharing Chatham’s history.
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The Museum is open Wed-Fri from 11 until 4:00. Admission is free. We follow state and local directives regarding masks and distancing.
Chatham County Courthouse Fire 2010
TO OUR PAGES
OUR CHATHAM HISTORICAL MUSEUM IS OPEN
WED, THURS & FRI ~ 11 – 4
IN THE HISTORIC CHATHAM COUNTY COURTHOUSE
9 HILLSBORO ST ~ PITTSBORO
Admission is free.
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NEW CHATHAM HISTORY CONTENT