Welcome to the Short Hill Historical Society!

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and restoring historic landmarks in the Short Hill region of western Loudoun County, Virginia.

This non-profit saved the Old Stone School in Hillsboro from being demolished and kept its doors open for 40 years through dues, donations, rental fees, and fundraising efforts all led by volunteers. Our efforts are now turning to preserve and restore other landmarks in our area. Read more about our history.

Read about our accomplishments in 2017 and how you can support our efforts moving forward!

We are currently working to restore the Wright Brothers’ Mother’s sign at the corner of Gaver Mill Road and Route 9. Read more about this and other projects.

Coming Up!
History Talks, Trips, and Treasures with Becky Ottinger on August 30

Mark your calendar to join us at the Between the Hills Community Center on Thursday, August 30 at 7 p.m.. for the next in our series called History Talks, Trips, and Treasures. Our speaker will be Becky Ottinger, a retired teacher and volunteer with the Thomas Balch Library, the Ladies Board, and the Loudoun Education Foundation. She will give a talk called “Hillsboro’s Story as Told by its Buildings.”  Light refreshments will be provided, and a $5 suggested donation is encouraged. RSVP online.

History Talks, Trips, and Treasures with Dr. David Clark on May 20

Nearly 60 people joined the Short Hill Historical Society on Sunday, May 20 to hear Dr. David Clark talk about the First Loudouners. The event was part of the non-profit organization’s History Talks, Trips, and Treasures series. In addition to his presentation, professional archaeologist Dr. Clark brought many ancient Native American artifacts for people to examine, including pottery shards, arrowheads, weapons, and tools.

History Talks, Trips, and Treasures Resumed on April 15

More than 80 people joined the non-profit Short Hill Historical Society to kick off its 42nd year and its second season of History Talks, Trips, and Treasures on Sunday, April 15 at the barn at Silverbrook Farm Bed and Breakfast. Historian and mapmaker Eugene Scheel was the main speaker and shared interesting facts about the history of the Short Hill. The board and officers of the non-profit were voted in, photographer Luke Greer showcased his photographs, and there was a chance to win prizes. See more information and photos.

Annual Dues and Donations Drive has Begun!

We are looking your support as a friend of our non-profit to continue existing projects and initiate new ones that help preserve and restore the rich history of the Short Hill region. Dues and donations are accepted online!

It was a Beautiful Christmas in Hillsboro Historic Homes Tour!

See photos from the Short Hill Historical Society’s Christmas in Hillsboro Historic Homes Tour that was held Saturday, December 9, 2017.

Our Third History Talks, Trips, and Treasures was held at the Burnt Mill with Rich Gillespie on November 5.

Read more and see photos from this amazing trip

Support Us!

Please support our efforts by becoming a member and by making a donation! Your dues and donations are tax-deductible.