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.

Unlock History by Reading the Forest on Sunday, May 19!

Join the Short Hill Historical Society on Sunday, May 19 for a talk about how to unlock the history of an area by reading a forest featuring Kyle Dingus, Loudoun County Urban Forester. The talk will be from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Between the Hills Community Center (11762 Harpers Ferry Rd, Purcellville, VA 20132). Light refreshments will be provided. A suggested donation of $5 per person will be accepted at the door. Register online by Thursday, May 16.

Annual Membership and Donation Drive Underway Now!

Support the Short Hill Historical Society by becoming a member and making a donation! Annual dues to become a member of the Short Hill Historical Society are $20. Your dues and donations help support efforts like the History Talks, Trips, and Treasures series and other efforts underway to help protect and preserve the history of our area–and they are tax-deductible!

Short Hill Historical Society Kicked off 3rd Season of History Talks, Trips, and Treasures with Annual Membership Drive Sunday, April 7

The Short Hill Historical Society kicked off of the 2019 History Talks, Trips, and Treasures series, and the start of our new year on Sunday, April 7, with a talk about conservation easements featuring Ben Lenhart, a board member of Save Rural Loudoun, attorney, and a local resident with a farm property that is in easement. He was joined by Steve Price of and Trust of Virginia. See photos.


Short Hill Historical Society Sponsors On-Sight with Insight Series 

The Short Hill Historical Society is a proud sponsor of this series that features historian Rich Gillespie. The series begins March 7 and the $195 registration for all 13 classes ends March 1. Learn more and register.

Next Greens Workshop and Christmas in Hillsboro Historic Homes Tour will be in 2019

We have already started planning the workshop and tour for 2019. If you have a home that is at least 100 years old and would like to open it for the house tour, please email us at ShortHillHistoricalSociety@gmail.com.