Alamance Arts – A local organization that strives to enhance the quality of life by engaging people in a diverse array of art through the delivery of programming, education and the provision of facilities, advocacy, promotion and funding.

Alamance Artisan Guild is a North Carolina guild formed to nurture the production of fine arts and fine crafts, increase the awareness of handmade objects, facilitate networking among artisans, and develop marketing venues for members.

Smithsonian Institution– is the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex, with 19 museums and the National Zoo—shaping the future by preserving our heritage, discovering new knowledge, and sharing our resources with the world.

IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library: Free Public Domain Sheet Music – Free public domain sheet music.

Arts & Humanities Database – covering Art, Architecture, Design, History, Philosophy, Music, Literature, Theatre and Cultural Studies.


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.

Local History and Genealogy – The May Memorial Library maintains a Local History Collection which is accessible during regular library hours. Included in this collection are works on the history and genealogy of Alamance County and its contiguous counties — Caswell, Chatham, Orange, and Guilford. 

African-American Cultural Arts & History Center (AACAHC) –
actively presents the historic impact & progression of African American heritage & culture in our region.

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.

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 ParkGreat Bend ParkShallow Ford Natural AreaSaxapahaw 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.

The Haw River – find land trailspaddle trails and more.

City of Mebane – find information on Lake MichaelParks, Trails, and the Mebane on the Move Project.

North Carolina State Parks

City of Burlington – find information on the LakesParksTrailsAquatics, and more.

City of Graham – Find information on the Graham Walks programParks, the Graham-Mebane Lake and more.

Find a Park with the National Park Service

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.