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November 2018 will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. To honor the men and women who served in that “war to end all wars”, Alliance for Historic Hillsborough and The Hillsborough Garden Club are joining other groups to present several activities in Spring 2018.

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

- John McCrae


Poppies have been planted poppies at several sites around town.  Watch for the spring blooms and remember those served in WWI

Planting sites include:

  • Hillsborough Visitors Center
  • Gold Park Pollinator Garden
  • Hillsborough Town Hall
  • Hillsborough Town Cemetery
  • Plots adjacent to municipal parking off Churton Street
  • Eagle Lodge (Masonic Hall)
  • Moorefields Historic Site
  • Burwell School Historic Site




An exhibit of authentic WWI era furniture and artifacts will be arranged to create a living room at the Historic Alexander Dickson House (Hillsborough Visitors Center). 

The display will include donation from the community of furniture, items, war relics, photographs, and anything else that represents life in Hillsborough around 1918.  If you would like to donate, contact Michael Verville at michael@historichillsborough.org


There will be events, talks, presentation and exhibits all year.  Stay tuned. 

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