The Hillsborough Heritage Museum at the old fire station was filed with festive Christmas trees, trains and holiday spirit! One of the better known holiday traditions is that of the Christmas Garden placed at the foot of the family Christmas tree. After Lionel and American Flyer began producing increasingly realistic and affordable toy trains, animated Christmas Gardens were soon not only seen in the parlor or family room, but in public places as well. Our visitors, young and old alike, enjoyed a variety of trains under decorated Christmas trees (including our throwback tinsel tree with rotating light wheel!), as well as our current museum displays, A Woman’s Place and Disasters!
Although the holiday season is over, we still invite you to come visit us! Browse among the artifacts, watch our home movie of the Hillsborough hurricane of 1938 (original footage by Walter Sterling) and learn about the people and events that made this town special.