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Get Your 2021 Hillsboro Historic Calendars Now

Boy oh boy, 2020 was a very historic year. The COVID-19 pandemic tipped the entire world upside down. We all had to learn to survive in a new normal that was challenging. People lost family and friends, their jobs, their … Continue reading

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Stories On The Street Will Bring Hillsboro History To Life & You Can Help

Hillsboro’s historic downtown reveals its stories When you walk through downtown Hillsboro, you might notice the quaint historic facades, the inviting boutiques, the tantalizing restaurants, but the Hillsboro Historical Society (HHS) wants you to look beyond that cozy first impression. … Continue reading

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Learn the History of Oregon’s Historic Jackson School

History of Jackson School – By Ginny Mapes; local Historian Today Jackson School Lavender farm stands where the old Jackson School once stood. The large trees are still there. Trees that once sheltered a pony while the owner, Vivian Weisenbach … Continue reading

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The Methodist Meeting House On The Tualatin Plains Important To Pioneer Life

By featured Washington County Historian Ginny Mapes Methodist Meetinghouse on the Tualatin Plains The Methodist Meetinghouse built-in 1844 on the Tualatin Plains was essential to the civic and spiritual lives of the early pioneers. This cornerstone of the settlement served … Continue reading

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Historic Desk of Prominent Hillsboro Doctor F.A. Bailey Comes Home

This story is the work of Dirk Knudsen, a member of the Hillsboro Historical Society and guest author to the HHS Site – Updated:  See the Hillsboro Tribune Story Here One of the oldest pieces of furniture in Washington County … Continue reading

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1890 Map Of Historic Hillsboro Shows Exquisite Detail

In the 1890s the town of Hillsboro, Oregon was beginning to grow into a Regional power in the Pacific Northwest. Located about 15 miles West of Portland the community had begun to spread its wings so to speak. Hillsboro began … Continue reading

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New Year Brings New Opportunities For Hillsboro History Lovers!

Your Hillsboro Historical Society is busy at work looking to make a historic splash Continue reading

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