Growth and Change

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Growth & Change Events

Ongoing Events & Locations

Attend a Chatham 250 Lecture at the Library on the history of Chatham's Communities of Color 

 

Join the Chatham Community Library for a series of lectures on the history of communities of color in Chatham County, starting with a lecture by Professor Charldes Johnson (NC Central University) titled From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans in Chatham County. 

 

This Chatham 250 Event is sponsored by Deep River Chapter Pittsboro NSDAR.

 

Read about Chatham County history on the "Learn" section on the Chatham 250 website

 

Coming to Chatham250.com soon! In the meantime, learn about some of Chatham County’s changemakers who make meaningful changes throughout the county. 

 

Take a self-guided tour of the Historical Markers in Chatham County 

 

Chatham County has 16 state-recognized historical markers in various locations throughout the County highlighting significant people or events in Chatham County’s history. You will know that you have found a historical marker if it is silver and black with brief sentences in large font with the state seal. 

 

Follow and like a post from Chatham County on Facebook (@ChathamCountyNCGov) or Twitter (@ChathamCountyNC)

 

Chatham County’s Official Facebook

Chatham County’s Official Twitter

 

Visit the Chatham County Historical Museum

 

Soak up some of Chatham County’s history by visiting the Chatham County Historical Museum located in the Historic Chatham County Courthouse. The museum includes archival collections accessible to researchers, a museum gift shop, tours and programs.. 

 

Hours: Wednesday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: 9 Hillsboro St., Pittsboro, NC.

 

Submit something to include in the Chatham 250 Time Capsule

 

The Official Chatham 250 Time Capsule will include items representing current events and the way of life of Chatham County in its 250th year, 2021. The Time Capsule will be sealed at the conclusion of Chatham 250 in Fall 2021 and it is not to be opened again until Chatham County’s 300th year, in the year 2071.

 

Take a family photos to commemorate Chatham 250th Anniversary and post on Social Media #Chatham250

 

Read an article from Chatham News + Record's La Voz

 

La Voz de Chatham is a project launched by the Chatham News + Record designed to provide bilingual reporting on Chatham County’s Latinx community.

 

Visit Southern Supreme in Bear Creek

 

Southern Supreme has been a Chatham County favorite for sweets and holiday treats for over 30 years. The company is a family-owned business that has been featured in various magazines and newspapers for their famous fruitcakes.  On top of fruitcakes, they also sell nuts, candy, chocolates and jelly. 

 

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM

Address: 1699 Hoyt Scott Rd, Bear Creek, NC 27207

 

Attend "Remembering Chatham County Black History" a virtual program hosted by Community Remembrance Coalition-Chatham and Chatham NAACPs 

 

This day-long event celebrating African American/Black History in Chatham County will occur on Saturday, September 18th. It will be hosted by the Chatham Community Remembrance Coalition. More details coming soon!

 

Date: Saturday, September 18th, 2021

 

Attend a County Commissioner or Town Council meeting

 

The Chatham County Board of Commissioners meets on the third Monday of the month, and sometimes on the first Monday of the month. The time and location vary depending on the agenda items and meeting dates. Learn more about Chatham County Board of Commissioner meetings

 

The Town of Siler City’s Board of Commissioners meets on the first and third Monday of each month at 6:30 PM in the Courtroom at City Hall. City Hall is located at 311 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC 27344. Learn more about the upcoming Town of Siler City’s Board of Commissioners meeting schedule

 

The Town of Pittsboro’s Board of Commissioners meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7 PM at the Town of Pittsboro Town Hall. Town Hall is located at 635 East Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312. Learn more about the Town of Pittsboro Board of Commissioner meeting schedule

 

The Town of Goldston’s Board Meetings are usually held on the first Monday of each month at 7 PM at the Goldston Town Hall. Town Hall is located at 40 Coral Avenue, Goldston, NC 27252. Learn more about the Town of Goldston’s Board meeting schedule

 

Watch the "Los Jets" docu-series about the Jordan Matthew Soccer Team

 

Los Jets is a television documentary series produced by Jennifer Lopez for NUVOtv based on Siler City. This is the real story of Los Jets, a North Carolina high school soccer team composed entirely of Latino young men whose parents immigrated here in search of a better life. Based on A Home on the Field by Chatham’s own Paul Cuadros, the “Los Jets” docu-series puts a human face on the Hispanic/Latinx immigrant communities in the American South.

 

Using the Chamber, EDC or CVB website, find a business that opened in Chatham County the year you were born 

 

Explore the Chatham Chamber of Commerce’s Business Directory and/or the Pittsboro-Siler City Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Business Directory

 

Visit the Tiny Homes at Farm @ Penny Lane

The Farm at Penny Lane, located on 40 acres in northern Chatham County, uses a holistic and sustainable approach to enhance the quality of life of individuals with severe and persistent mental illness by offering opportunities to become healthier and more self-sufficient. Our major goals includes: maximize social, cognitive, physical, and psychological functioning of participants; enhance the general health and wellness of individuals; facilitate entrepreneurship for program participants; and break down barriers in the community and reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.

Come join them for a tour of the garden and Tiny Home Village community (under construction) at 12pm every third Saturday, or better yet, sign up to volunteer and work in the garden from 9am-12pm with a tour to follow. Sign up here: http://signup.com/go/LoRwSa 

Date: Every third Saturday at noon (12 PM)

Address: 263 Penny Lane, Pittsboro, NC 27312

 

Tour a Parade of Homes home in Chatham County

 

The Triangle Parade of Homes is where you can explore the newest homes for sale, discover your next floor plan and home design, or just find inspiration in the latest home decor and technology. Come look and leave inspired!

 

Location: TBD

Dates: October 2-3, 8-10, 15-17, 2021

Hours: 12-5 PM

 

Starting on September 24, Parade of Homes books can be picked up at any Harris Teeter location in Durham, Orange & Chatham Counties. Look in the free publication racks near the entrance.