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Alamance County Historical Museum – A Museum of Victorian American Life located at the gracious American country home built by Michael Holt III in 1790. This comfortable setting, with many original furnishings, provides a relaxed atmosphere enjoyed by hundreds of visitors each year.
Alamance Battleground – In 1771, an armed group of backcountry farmers calling themselves Regulators battled with royal governor William Tryon’s militia on land now preserved at Alamance Battleground State Historic Site.
Cedarock Historical Farm – provides an example of life on a farm in North Carolina during the late 19th Century. Populated with farm animals, antique and replica farm equipment, and a farmhouse, the Historical Farm provides a fun, educational stop while visiting Cedarock Park.
Graham Historical Museum – get a glimpse of Graham life from its earliest days up until the mid-twentieth century.
Mebane Historical Museum – collects, preserves, and exhibits all manner of Mebane’s cultural and historical past.
Haw River Historical Museum – Artifacts from three centuries and a large collection of photographs from the last 130 years celebrate the history of the town founded by Adam Trollinger in 1745.
Textile Heritage Museum – the only museum in North Carolina solely dedicated to the preservation of the textile industry of the Old North State.
Digital NC Resources – Materials contributed to DigitalNC by Alamance County Public Libraries include a variety of high school yearbooks and the “Mebane Leader” newspaper. Many historic Burlington City Directories are also available.
Library of Congress Core Documents of U. S. History is available to access to the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and more.
Salem History includes biographical information on thousands of historical figures from ancient times to the twentieth century. It is especially useful for researching rulers, political figures, scientists, inventors, and important figures in arts and literature. Many articles also contain information on important historical events and discoveries in science and commerce.
History Study Center – a collection of primary and secondary sources on global history from ancient times to the present day.
Parks, Lakes, & Outdoor Activities
Alamance County – offers access to the outdoors through Cedarock Park, Great Bend Park, Shallow Ford Natural Area, Saxapahaw Island Park, and other sections of the Haw River Trail. The parks department manages 1200 acres of land, offering a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities for the local community.
Environment & Conservation
Agricultural & Environmental Science Collection – Articles plus searchable charts, figures, graphs, maps, photographs and tables representing all major environment topics.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services – Conserving the Nature of America. Along with the National Wildlife Refuge System, a national network of lands and waters for the conservation, management and, where appropriate, restoration of the fish, wildlife and plant resources and their habitats within the United States for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans.
GreenFILE – a free research database covering the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and governments and what can be done at each level to minimize negative impacts. It provides thousands of open access full-text records from scholarly, government and general interest sources.