Chatham County Historical Association receives a Museum award

Pittsboro, NC – The Chatham County Historical Association, founded more than 50 years ago, was recipient of a MUSEUM AWARD for its Chatham County Museum located in the historical Chatham County courthouse in the center of Pittsboro.

Chatham County courthouse, 1939 (colorization by Steve Smith, Noon Sun Books)

The museum, which has hosted as many as 3,000 visitors in one year, is open Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is also open every “First Sunday”, from noon until 4:30 p.m.

One of the museum’s many exhibits, “A Tribute to Valor,” is in honor of all the Chatham men and women who served (or who are serving) in our country’s Armed Services in peace and wartime. The hallways of the courthouse are filled with displays.

Also, in the courthouse is the historical association office and more artifacts as well as a library. Genealogical assistance is available.