Chapel Hill Museum

Library and Museum

Another bit of woolgathering speculation, this time prompted by headlines about the closing of the Chapel Hill Museum and letters linking it with the funding voted for library exansion as an either-or choice. 

In the town where I grew up, one room of the library was devoted to town history, a full gallery of maps, artifacts, letters, photos, etc.  In the process of visiting libraries for some academic research, I discovered that many town libraries house town-history collections of varying scope, often showcased around the building if not featured in a specific room.

Town Treasures Exhibit closes

Via e-mail:

October 2 to November 30
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Chapel Hill Museum
The Chapel Hill Historical Society has unveiled the charter class of its new "Town Treasures" commemorations. Town Treasures are outstanding senior citizens who have made and/or documented Chapel Hill-Carrboro history. Their contributions and examples help us to link the past with the present. Each portrait, captured by award-winning local photographer Catharine Carter captures a Town Treasure in their homes or a location that reflects their contributions to our community. The Museum is located at 523 East Franklin Street. Call (919) 967-1400. 


Sunday, November 30, 2008 - 2:30pm


Chapel Hill Museum, 523 E. Franklin St.

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