Society Launches Community Website

The Short Hill Historical Society has its new website up and running.

The nonprofit was formed as the Hillsboro Community Association in 1976 as part of the effort to save the Old Stone School from being demolished. For the past 40 years, the group has focused on restoring and improving the historic building.

At shorthillhistoricalsociety.org, area residents can find information about the organization’s projects, including restoring the Wright Brothers’ Mother’s sign; building an inventory and history about homes, landmarks, families and individuals in the region; creating walking and driving tours of the Short Hill area using information already gathered; and updating the book entitled, “Memories of a Mill Town.”

Another section provides information about events including the organization’s signature event, the “Christmas in Hillsboro Historic Homes Tour,” for which residents can now purchase tickets online, as well as the new series called “History Talks, Trips and Treasures.” The first event in the series featured Eugene Scheel and the next one will be held Sept. 14 at Old 690 Brewing Company featuring award-winning author Linda Sittig.

There is also a gallery of photos that is continually updated, information about the Short Hill Historical Society, and how to support the organization through dues and donations.

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