Thursday, April 7, 2011
Living history—coins from the town's past
Alex Armstrong, local photographer and coin enthusiast, donated seven half-pennies and one penny from the 1700s to the Town of Hillsborough. The pennies all date from the time surrounding Orange County's and Hillsborough's origin and actually circulated in the area. Mayor Tom Stevens said many of the coins will probably wind up in the Orange County Historical Museum, but he also said he hopes to bring some with him on school visits to allow students to hold a piece of the town's history.
For more information, see the April 6 edition of the News of Orange.