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- 2007 American Association for State and Local History’s Albert B. Corey Award Winner for the preservation of Hillsborough’s Historic Manahan-Phelps-McCulloch Photographic Collection

- 2009 Winners of the Association of Historical Societies of NH Public Education and Programming Award for The Living History Event
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  • Historic Stone Arch Bridges of Hillsborough
    Once home to more than a dozen stone arch masonry bridges, Hillsborough now has five of these gems, four of which are used everyday to support auto, bike and foot traffic.
  • Franklin Pierce (1804-1869), the seventh of nine children, spent a happy childhood in attractive surroundings of gardens and trees. The stately home has spacious rooms with vividly painted walls and exquisite stenciling. The house has a grand ballroom and a parlor decorated with imported French wallpaper-symbols of the elegance of the age.
  • The Heritage Museum is Hillsborough's refurbished Fire House. 2012 will bring Quilts, Samplers, Furniture & Textiles of New Hampshire and 150 Years of the Lower Village Chapel. Our ongoing displays include the original Hillsborough Grange Hall Theater Curtains and the MPM Photo Collection
  • 4 action-packed sites all for one modest ticket price over two exciting days. Come experience what living in America was like 100-200 years ago at the 6th Annual Living History Event! Come join us, you'll be glad you did.
  • A treasure trove of searchable historic images. The Manahan-Phelps-McCulloch Collection is a collection of more than 250,000 images from a photographic studio in continuous operation in Hillsborough from the early 1860's. The studio originally opened under the ownership of Solon Newman, and has changed ownership many times over the years. Starting in 1899, William H. Manahan Jr. ran the studio for 54 years until Cyrus Phelps took over in 1953. In 2002, Donald McCulloch and Catherine Phelps McCulloch, the final proprietors, donated the collection to the Hillsborough Historical Society. The society has been preserving and documenting the collection ever since.
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