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!