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Programs & Events

The Abenaki Among Us     

Sherry, Special Projects Genealogist

Curious about who lived in our towns before they were “settled”?  Have you ever found Indian artifacts on your land or at the bottom of your lake or found any formations on your land that you wondered if they might be signs of Native Americans? Have you heard stories about the original indigenous people in our towns from your ancestors?     

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Washington and Hillsboro Historical Societies event   

Location: Fox Forest in Hillsboro

Time: 7 PM on Monday evening, July 11th

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     Sherry Gould from the Abenaki Trails Project, Special Projects Genealogist enrolled citizen of the Nulhegan band of Abenaki will share with us what they have learned so far about the proof of the native Abenaki presence in our two towns.

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Bring artifacts or pictures of any potential signs of Native American activity with you.  Free.  For further questions, contact Marian Baker at 603-478-5650

News

Hillsborough’s 250th committee announces…

The town of Hillsborough, NH is proud to announce the upcoming events in 2022 for the celebration of 250 years since the founding.

How can you help?

We want your oral history!

Have you lived in Hillsborough for a long time? We would love to hear your stories! Questions can be picked up at Fuller Public Library.

Fuller Public Library

  • Haunted History — Share your haunted stories! Email Jessica Granger

Hillsborough’s 250th Celebration

In 1735 and 1736, Colonel John Hill was granted a tract of land about six miles square and named it Hillborough. “ The ‘s’ was added later. “ He started a community with a generous tract of land, which would be known as Hillsborough Center. “ Hillsborough was incorporated on November 4, 1772 at the Bradford Inn on Bible Hill.

Hillsborough has many attributes to be proud of including two remarkable historic areas in the Center and Lower Villages, Fox Forest, more preserved stone arch bridges than any other town in New Hampshire, lakes and river-ways and the Franklin Pierce Homestead, the home of the fourteenth President of the United States – Franklin Pierce.

Hillsborough is still today made up of four villages: Hillsborough Bridge Village (is our downtown), Hillsborough Center, Hillsborough Upper Village and Hillsborough Lower Village.

In 2022 we will celebrate the 250th anniversary of the inception of Hillsborough, we hope you will join us for a year full of fun and history!

A YEAR OF CELEBRATION
January “ Bonfire Kick-Off!
February “ Vintage Costume Ball
March “ Corned Beef Dinner, Stone Bridge talk and music
April “ Farm and Garden
May “ Celebrating Generations
June “ The Hospitality of Hillsborough
July “ Hillsborough Fest
August “ History Alive and Sports
September “ School Days
October “ Haunted History
November “ Being Thankful
December “ Old Fashioned Christmas

All events are subject to change.

Souveniers

1772 buttons can be found at Fuller Public Library or Online at our Gift Shoppe — Donations are accepted.

Commemorative License Plates–250th plate you can put on your car for the year 2022, only 500 plates will be printed!

Programs — a full year of fun and history packed into one book!

Hillsboro Centre

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    New Hampshire Humanities – Fresh Water

    How Fresh Water Has Shaped New Hampshire

    Presenter:“ James Rousmaniere

    Granite Staters’ impact on fresh water – and, conversely, inland waters’ impact on Granite Staters – has evolved over time. Our pollution has changed, as has our hydro-power, our experiences with floods, our watershed protections, our exposure to invasive vegetation, and our use of water in the home. This illustrated presentation by Jim Rousmaniere explores the roles of industry, innovation, and citizen action in assuring clean and plentiful water supplies in a state that in many ways has been defined by water.
    Tuesday, Aug 17th at 6:00pm Jim Rousmaniere’s “How Fresh Water Has Shaped“ NH”

    This event has been moved online at the request of the presenter.

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