February 2017 - Stay Tuned!

Each February, the Alliance for Historic Hillsborough invites the public to attend a day of living history events centered around the occupation of Hillsborough by British General Lord Charles Cornwallis and his 1,900-man army on February 20, 1781. After several years in action, Cornwallis’ men came to Hillsborough seeking respite and to enlist loyalists. After six days they left with few if any new recruits, and before year’s end the general surrendered at Yorktown, effectively ending the war in the colonies.