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Margaret Anna Burwell's frame house in Hillsborough will be dedicated to community service by the Historic Hillsborough Commission on October 10, 1976. Forming the Burwell School in 1835, Margaret began teaching young girls at her home to supplement her husband's meager salary. The Burwells, along with their son John, worked as an educational team at the Charlotte Female Institute from 1857 until Margaret's death in 1871.
On August 24, 1975, Historic Hillsborough and Orange County will celebrate the 200th anniversary of North Carolina's Third Provincial Congress, also called the War Congress. One hundred and eighty-four members from every county and borough in the state attended the congress, which lasted for twenty-one days. The congress decided on an interim government and officially declared war against England.