So, here in Orange County, we love our history and it's a rich one at that. We're home to the nation's first public university. Hillsborough was a hotbed of activity during the Revolutionary War. And, we have farms dating back 200+ years.
Part of claiming our space includes preserving historic buildings. A structure is considered historic if it falls within the period of significance. This period ends 50 years before the current year.
Each year, the Hillsborough District Commission recognizes outstanding examples of preservation efforts within the Hillsborough Historic District. This year, the commission created large posters so that more of us can learn about the projects going on around us. Drop by the library to see the posters sometime before the end of August. You'll be amazed!
Note: Hillsborough's historic district includes the town’s commercial core and the surrounding residential neighborhoods. It contains more than 100 houses, churches and buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries. Included is development from Georgian- and Federal-style buildings dating to the late 1700s to contemporary construction. The district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. You can read more about the Historic District Commission here. You can find out about the library's local history collection here.