Chatham Historical Museum
Pittsboro, North Carolina
The Chatham County Courthouse, originally built in 1881, stands proudly in the middle of Pittsboro, North Carolina. The Courthouse was reopened in April of 2013, after it was damaged from a fire in March of 2010. Hobbs Architecture was responsible for the restoration efforts and won multiple awards for the project.
A Local History Exhibit
Design Dimension, Inc, collaborated with the Chatham County Historical Association to build an exhibit on the ground floor of the courthouse in 2010. The museum features a timeline wall with artifacts dating back to the 1800s, an interactive listening wall that features the “voices” of Chatham natives, a military tribute, a school house featuring the history of education, and a country store facade filled with “items for sale.” The walls are filled with artifacts, large-scale photographs, and the rich history of the social life, agriculture, and growing industry of the county over the years.
Cary Citizen “Historic Chatham Courthouse Restored”
Chatham Journal “Grand reopening of the Chatham County 1881 Courthouse on April 20”
WRAL “Historic Courthouse Reopens in Chatham County”