Hillsboro Historical Society was formed in 2000 and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

The Hillsboro Historical Society was founded in 2000 in response to the City’s 2020 Vision Plan. Our first Board created our Mission Statement:

The purpose of the Hillsboro Historical Society shall be to protect and preserve Hillsboro’s cultural resources through education to historic property owners, appointed and elected officials, and the general public.

Since our beginning, the group has taken on projects within the City of Hillsboro to share local history with the general public. Among these have been guided tours of historic Hillsboro; “Monumental Moments” events at the Pioneer Cemetery, where costumed interpreters tell the stories of our Dearly Departed; research assistance for “Hillsboro to the MAX!,” for the Hillsboro Community Youth Choir; curating a historic exhibit at the new Shute Park Library; several “Hillsboro’s Treasures” events, held at local retirement complexes; and our annual fundraiser, the Time Travelers’ Ball and Exposition, now in its tenth year.

HHS Board Members 2017:

Kay Demlow, President
Debbie Raber, Secretary
Jay Hamlin, Treasurer
Tonya Macalino, Member
Bonnie Kooken, Member
Judy Goldmann, Member

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