Current events

Heritage Museum

Space and Accessibility

Here at the Hillsborough Historical Society, we are pleased to announce that the project to improve accessibility to the second floor of the old firehouse is moving forward.  Having been proposed several years ago, the town recently contacted us to arrange for construction to begin.

This is exciting because our space on the first floor is fully utilized for the display of our rotating exhibits, leaving little room for meetings, gatherings and presentations.  With the start of the elevator project, we are looking at ways to use the area on the second floor (currently non-public storage) for some of these purposes.  Without a lift to provide access to persons with mobility challenges, this had not previously been possible.

Please note that due to a combination of COVID 19 restrictions and construction for the elevator we anticipate the museum being closed through July.   Photos from the Manahan-Phelps-McCulloch Collection can still be ordered by contacting Gil Shattuck at (603)464-3850.

Check back soon and watch as the Society’s ‘Space Committee’ develops plans for improving the visitor experience!

Living History Event

History, Alive!

The production known as the Living History Event (LHE), NH had a good run and finished its 10th and final year in 2018.

Fans of the event will be pleased to know that information about its successor, “History Alive!”.  This new event will feature two of the primary focus areas from the former LHE, the Jones Road Encampment Reenactors and the Historic Hillsborough Center.  Many hours of effort have gone into elaborating on the Hillsborough Center events, and can be found at

History Alive NH is an independently operated trade-name of the Hillsborough Historical Society.  We share a common interest in our local heritage and wish them the very best!

Do You Remember #3


  • photographer LOTTE JACOBI?
  • environmentalist BEATRICE HUNTER?
  • painter ALICE KNIGHT?
  • needlework artist EDNA PERK?
  • artist MAE HOGG?
  • folk artist LIZZIE DOWLIN?

Hillsborough Historical Society invites you to enhance its archives by sharing your memories of these noteworthy ladies. ALL are welcome to enjoy the museum’s exhibit of these and other highly acclaimed Hillsborough women known on the local/national/international stage. This round table discussion will take place at the Society’s Heritage Museum on 5 Central Street at 6:00 pm on Monday, April 8th.