If you’ve never used a typewriter before, now’s your chance. "Click, Clack: Typewriters and Authors" will be on display at The Orange County Historical Museum until July 1.
From old-school to tiny typewriters, the collection highlights the role of Southern authors who are from North Carolina or have written about the state. It also presents the idea of technological innovation and how writing styles have evolved over history. Tennessee Williams, Cormac McCarthy, Carl Sandburg, Paul Green and Allan Gurganus are among the authors who will be featured.
“'Click, Clack: Typewriters and Authors' explores the technological developments of typewriters and celebrates the literary importance of the South and Orange County," said Stephanie Pryor, interim executive director at the museum.
The idea for the exhibit came about when board member Bessie Mbadugha and her husband learned about the expansive typewriter collection owned by their friends Susan and Luis Galiano. When asked about the idea, they were excited to be a part of it — and the event took off from there.
This exhibit was especially fitting for the city of Hillsborough.