Join the Friends of the Burwell School!

We're building a more secure future for the Burwell School Historic Site through the "Friends of the Burwell School"
and we'd love for you to join our community of supporters.   

The Burwell School is approaching its 200th birthday and we need your help more than ever.  In 2018 we'll be observing the 200th birthday of Elizabeth Hobbs Keckly-- the most famous person to have lived here.  We have a lot of work to do to make sure the building and grounds are at their best for that important year, and of course to greet our many visitors on a daily basis.

By joining the Friends - and renewing your membership annually - you can be a vital part of our third century.   Keep this special place going strong. 

As a Friend of the Burwell School, you will enjoy some benefits.   These include:
Specialized tour of the site especially for Friends of the Burwell School at an annual Friends Candlelight Reception;

Online Friends Newsletter

--- and more.  See below...


Student : no enrollment fee for those under 18, or students. Email us at to request a student membership and we'll get you signed up.  


Friend -- $35 basic membership.  Members receive a souvenir magnet of the Burwell School.



Scholar --  $75 or greater. Donors at this level will receive a handsome seasonal notecard of the School.



Fellow -- donors of $150 or greater -  will receive a copy of The Book of Burwell Students; Lives of Educated Women in the Antebellum South , by  Mary Claire Engstrom -- the story of the Burwell School.



Patron -- Donors of at least $350 will receive as our thank-you gift a handsome wooden shelf ornament of the Burwell School by the Cat's Meow collectibles company.



Dean -- donors at the $500 level or above -- will receive two tickets to the April 29, 2017  Spring Fundraising Party and Auction.


 It's easy to join the Friends of the Burwell School .  Click on the button below to reach a donation page and fill in the amount you wish to donate.  You can use any major credit card or your own PayPal account.  Be sure to provide your mailing address so you can receive your membership gift.  (If you prefer not to receive the thank you gift, please just let us know.)

Prefer to donate by check? No problem! Just send your donation to:
Friends of the Burwell School
Burwell School Historic Site
PO Box 922
Hillsborough, NC 27278

-- and be sure to give us your preferred mailing address.

Thank you!


The Historic Hillsborough Commission is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Your donation is tax-deductible in accordance with state and federal regulations, and a statement acknowledging your donation will be sent to you for your tax records.  Please be sure we have your preferred mailing address.