See photos of events and activities the Short Hill Historical Society has hosted during our 42-year history!
2018 Kick Off of 42nd Year and Second Season of History Talks, Trips and Treasures
2017 – Our Year in Review!
Read about our accomplishments in 2017!
2017 Christmas in Hillsboro Historic Homes Tour
See photos from the December 9, 2017 Christmas in Hillsboro Historic Homes Tour!
History Talks, Trips, and Treasures
Our Newest Series
At the Burnt Mill with Rich Gillespie, November 2017
At Old 690 Brewing Company with Linda Sittig, September 2017
At Hillsborough Vineyards with Eugene Scheel, August 2017
Christmas in Hillsboro Historic Homes Tours
Our Signature Event
This wonderful historic homes tour is a signature event of the Short Hill Historical Society, and one of our non-profit’s biggest fundraisers. See a collection of photos of homes decorated for past house tours. The 2017 Christmas in Hillsboro Historic Homes Tour will be December 9. Look for more information on our Events page.
Preparing for the Christmas in Hillsboro Historic Homes Tour
To make decorations using fresh greens for the homes that are on the Christmas in Hillsboro Historic Homes Tour, the Short Hill Historical Society hosts a Greens Workshop. The decorating chairs for each home show you how to make the decorations. It is a lot of fun and a great way to get involved…plus you’ll learn how to make decorations for your own home too! See photos from past Greens Workshops.
Independence Day at the Old Stone School
Our Tradition through 2016
The Short Hill Historical Society started the Independence Day Celebration at the Old Stone School more than 30 years ago and kept it going through donations until 2016. In 2016, our non-profit was joined by the Greater Hillsboro Business Alliance and the Town of Hillsboro to put on the celebration, and starting in 2017, the Town of Hillsboro will carry on the tradition. See photos of this wonderful celebration hosted by the Short Hill Historical Society throughout the years.
Connecting Talented Artisans to our Community through 2016
To help raise money for our non-profit and give talented artisans in our region a place to showcase their wares, the Short Hill Historical Society hosted an annual holiday craft and several spring art and garden shows through 2016. These were held at the Old Stone School, and the Town of Hillsboro plans to continue these wonderful events. See photos from the Short Hill Historical Society’s craft fairs.
Short Hill Historical Society Restores Old Stone School after 2008 Fire
On the afternoon of May 27, 2008, an accidental kitchen fire caused significant damage to the Old Stone School, circa 1874. Volunteers from the Short Hill Historical Society worked tirelessly to manage the restoration process after the fire, working closely with local contractor Zurschmeide Contracting. Within months, the building was restored and the annual Independence Day Celebration hosted by the Short Hill Historical Society was able to go on. See photos from the day of the fire through the restoration process.