We believe that an important way to preserve history is to gather and share the stories, facts about the homes, places, and people who lived here. To do that, we are continuing our signature event: the Christmas in Hillsboro Historic Homes Tour, as well as initating a series called “History Talks, Trips, and Treasures.” We will also hold events to raise funds for our projects and other efforts.
History Talks, Trips, and Treasures Resumed April 15, 2018!
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. Get more information and see photos.
Watch for details about the next History Talks, Trips, and Treasures scheduled for May 20 featuring archaeologist Dr. David Clark at the Between the Hills Community Center.
Donations and membership dues for the Short Hill Historical Society will be accepted and may also be made online.
Other guests planned for the series this year include Rich Gillespie, Meredith McMath, Mark Ware, Gary Heath, and Dr. David Clark. Watch for updates, dates, other guests, and more!
History Talks, Trips, and Treasures is sponsored by Sengpiehl Insurance Group and The Purcellville Gazette. If you are interested in sponsoring, please contact us at ShortHillHistoricalSociety@gmail.com.
2017 – Our Year in Review
Christmas in Hillsboro Historic Homes Tour
December 9, 2017
Thank you to our sponsors:
- Alta Terra Farm Bed and Breakfast
- Bank of Clarke County
- Birch Hollow Yoga
- Browning Equipment
- Doukenie Winery
- Fieldstone Farm Bed and Breakfast
- Hillsborough Bed and Breakfast
- Hillsborough Vineyards
- Hunt Country Jewelers
- Keel Point
- Old 690 Brewing Company
- Silverbrook Farm Bed and Breakfast
- The Purcellville Gazette
History Talks, Trips, and Treasures
Our Third History Talks, Trips, and Treasures featuring Historian Rich Gillespie at the Burnt Mill was Amazing!
On a chilly, overcast Sunday at the beginning of November, a sizable crowd gathered at the Burnt Mill to hear the history of the mill and about the burning raids during the Civil War from historian Richard Gillespie. This gathering was the third of the Short Hill Historical Society’s series called History Talks, Trips, and Treasures, and was hosted by the caretaker of the mill, Ryan Siemers. Read more and see photos from the event. The Short Hill Historical Society’s History Talks, Trips, and Treasures series is sponsored by Sengpiehl Insurance Group and The Purcellville Gazette. The October 29 event is also supported by Southern States and hosted by Ryan Siemers.
History Talks, Trips, and Treasures–Recaps
The second in our series called History Talks, Trips, and Treasures featured award-winning author Linda Harris Sittig at Old 690 Brewing Company from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, September 14. Beer and non-alcoholic beverages were sold by the glass and we will serve cheese and crackers. All ages were welcome! Ms. Sittig had a book signing after her talk about how history shapes women’s lives.
Many thanks to Mrs. Sittig for her engaging talk, and to Old 690 Brewing Company for their generosity in opening their doors for us and for donating a percentage of their sales from the evening! Thank you also to our board members and volunteers who made the evening possible, including Carrie Crossfield, Sandy Simmers, Jan Goodrich, Claire Cutshall, and Dee Taplin.
Our first of our History Talks, Trips, and Treasures series featured Eugene Scheel at Hillsborough Vineyards.
We are planning our next History Talks, Trips, and Treasures now…watch for details!