Cultural Center Hires First Director

March 5, 2012

Orange County Cultural Center has taken a major step, hiring its inaugural executive director and first paid staff member. Elizabeth Waugh-Stewart—an Orange County native—will officially don the director’s hat Tuesday, Feb. 21, bringing a vast array of non-profit experience to the table. “I’m thrilled,” she said. “It’s a huge honor, and I’m just really excited […]

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$10,000 Match Raised!

November 18, 2010

Today, we officially raised the $10,000 that we needed to match the grant offered by the Hillsborough Tourism Board!  Thanks to the many who donated! You can talk to one of our board members at two of the four information stations at Ladies Night Out in Hillsborough to hear the details.  They’ll be there until […]

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Whitted Building Tour

November 5, 2010

CITIZENS, ARTISTS, HISTORIANS! The possibility of a downtown Orange County Cultural Center is truly hatching. At the site of our former Public Library, on the second floor of the Whitted Building, 300 West Tryon Street, this six-thousand-square feet of pure possibility will knock you out. Being the original auditorium of Hillsborough High School, the site […]

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Tourism Board offers $10,000 Challenge Grant

October 14, 2010

Would you like to see more plays, musical performances, and art classes in the center of Hillsborough to serve northern Orange County? There is no auditorium in northern Orange County large enough and affordable enough to host these types of events.  To meet this need, organizations and individuals from across Orange County have banded together […]

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Hillsborough Seeks Input on Draft Plans for Town Land

April 7, 2010

WHAT: Comment period on conceptual plans for town-owned land WHEN: Open through Friday, April 16 HOW: Online via the Town of Hillsborough Rail Station Task Force page or to the attention of Senior Planner Tom King By fax — 644-2390 By mail — Attn: Senior Planner Tom King, Town of Hillsborough, PO Box 429, Hillsborough, […]

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Hillsborough Rail Task Force Meeting

March 31, 2010

Tonight, there will be a public meeting to receive input on the proposed train station in Hillsborough. As you know, the cultural center committee is hoping that the Hillsborough Rail Task Force sets aside some of the land on the tract for a cultural center, although it’s still a little soon to know for sure if that is the best […]

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Board to consider County Manager’s recommendation for Whitted Building

January 18, 2010

The County Board of Commissioners will consider endorsing County Manager Frank Clifton’s recommended reallocation of space within the Whitted Building. The Whitted Building, which as of last year, housed the main branch of the Orange County library, is now vacant. The building is composed of two sub-buildings, A and B. Building A once served as […]

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Presentation to the Town Board

January 8, 2010

On December 14, 2009, a small group from the Cultural Center Committee (CCC) made a presentation before the Town Board, asking for a proclamation supporting the efforts of the CCC to establish a cultural center that would serve all of Orange County. The presentation was well received, and Mayor Tom Stevens said he would work […]

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In the news

January 4, 2010

It’s been a busy couple of weeks with getting in the press about our need to have a cultural center here in Orange County.  First, Josh Katrinsky of the News of Orange published a print piece, then WCHL followed up with a radio interview.

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