Short Hill Historical Society

Short Hill Historical Society A non-profit organization dedicated to discover, protect, and restore the history of the Short Hill region in western Loudoun County, Virginia.

To Contact us please either email or message us through Facebook. The Short Hill Historical Society (formerly the Hillsboro Community Association/Friends of the Old Stone School) is an all volunteer organization dedicated to:
1) Discover and protect the history of the Short Hill region in western Loudoun County, Virginia;
2) Discover, recognize, preserve and/or restore historic landmarks in the S

To Contact us please either email or message us through Facebook. The Short Hill Historical Society (formerly the Hillsboro Community Association/Friends of the Old Stone School) is an all volunteer organization dedicated to:
1) Discover and protect the history of the Short Hill region in western Loudoun County, Virginia;
2) Discover, recognize, preserve and/or restore historic landmarks in the S

Operating as usual

Have a safe and happy Independence Day!
07/04/2021

Have a safe and happy Independence Day!

Have a safe and happy Independence Day!

Happy Mother's Day!
05/09/2021

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Easter!
04/04/2021

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

Happy Valentine's Day!
02/15/2021

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!

A sad time for all those involved in Historical Preservation in Loudoun. Mr. Marsh was a great asset to our cause and wi...
02/06/2021
Former Purcellville Mayor Marsh Dies - Loudoun Now

A sad time for all those involved in Historical Preservation in Loudoun.
Mr. Marsh was a great asset to our cause and will be greatly missed. God speed.

Marsh died Feb. 1. His family members have stated they plan to hold a celebration of life later in the year. We will update as more information is made available.

Former four-term Purcellville Mayor John D. Marsh died Monday at the age of 89. Marsh was elected mayor in 1994

Welcome 2021! Happy New Year!!!
01/01/2021

Welcome 2021! Happy New Year!!!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!
12/25/2020

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Happy Thanksgiving!
11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thank you to all who have served our country!
11/11/2020

Thank you to all who have served our country!

Happy Halloween! For a treat this evening, drive by the Burnt Mill to see the jack o'lanterns in the windows! Thank you ...
10/31/2020

Happy Halloween! For a treat this evening, drive by the Burnt Mill to see the jack o'lanterns in the windows! Thank you to the owner of this historic place and Short Hill Historical Society Board Member Ryen Siemers for continuing this wonderful tradition!

Here's a great video by Linda Sittig, a local author we have featured in our History Talks, Trips, and Treasures series....
08/05/2020
Linda Sittig

Here's a great video by Linda Sittig, a local author we have featured in our History Talks, Trips, and Treasures series. We look forward to starting this series up again when it is safer do to so. Enjoy!

This Memorial Day, join us to honor of all the men and women of the United States military who died while serving our co...
05/25/2020

This Memorial Day, join us to honor of all the men and women of the United States military who died while serving our country.

Happy Mother's Day! Here are some fun facts about this holiday, from https://nationaltoday.com/mothers-day/:--The first ...
05/10/2020

Happy Mother's Day! Here are some fun facts about this holiday, from https://nationaltoday.com/mothers-day/:
--The first official Mother’s Day celebration was held in May 1908.
--Many states, towns, and churches had adopted Mother’s Day as an annual event by 1912
--In 1914, President Wilson established the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day.
--In the early 1920's Hallmark began selling Mother’s Day cards.

Thomas Balch Library
05/07/2020

Thomas Balch Library

On National Nurses Day, and every day, we thank nurses for all of the work they do to keep us safe. We give special thanks as nurses go above and beyond during this extraordinary time.

Here are nurses at Loudoun Hospital, Leesburg, in 1946.

Winslow Williams Photograph Collection (VC 0003), Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, Virginia

01/16/2020

We're starting to plan our History Talks, Trips, and Treasures series for 2020. Tell us what topics you'd like to learn more about related to the history of the area!

Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year!
01/01/2020

Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year!

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!
12/25/2019

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

We hope you enjoyed our History Talks, Trips, and Treasures series this year! Thank you to the people who shared their i...
12/02/2019

We hope you enjoyed our History Talks, Trips, and Treasures series this year! Thank you to the people who shared their incredible knowledge and insights with us: Ben Lenhart, Steve Price, Priscilla Godfrey, Eugene Scheel, Mark Ware, Richard Gillespie, Ryan Siemers, Kyle Dingus, and Linda Sittig. We've already working on our series for 2020 and look forward to seeing you then. Have a wonderful holiday season!

Great talk by Linda Sittig last night at Walsh Family Wine for the Short Hill Historical Society's History Talks, Trips,...
11/23/2019

Great talk by Linda Sittig last night at Walsh Family Wine for the Short Hill Historical Society's History Talks, Trips, and Treasures! Many thanks to Linda for such an amazing talk!

We had a great trip and talk at the Burnt Mill yesterday with historian Richard Gillespie! Thank you to Rich for sharing...
10/14/2019

We had a great trip and talk at the Burnt Mill yesterday with historian Richard Gillespie! Thank you to Rich for sharing his knowledge about the history of mills in Loudoun. Thank you also to our host, Ryan Siemers, who owns the fragile ruins of the mill and miller's house, for allowing us to visit these incredible remnants of Loudoun's history! Thank you also to the other Short Hill Historical Society board members who helped with the event including Mark T Ware, N June Reaves, Patsy Cowman McClintock, Sandy Simmers, and Amie Coxon Ware.

We're looking forward to a great visit to the Burnt Mill with historian Richard Gillespie today, Sunday October 13 at 4 ...
10/13/2019

We're looking forward to a great visit to the Burnt Mill with historian Richard Gillespie today, Sunday October 13 at 4 p.m.! Remember to bring your own chair and dress appropriately for the weather! Parking is in the field at 15250 Cider Mill Road just outside of Hillsboro. Please register online: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e044ba9ad29aa8-thehistory

It is hard to see when you drive by, but the miller's house is right next door to the Burnt Mill that we will be visitin...
10/11/2019

It is hard to see when you drive by, but the miller's house is right next door to the Burnt Mill that we will be visiting this Sunday, October 13 at 4 p.m. Register online to join the Short Hill Historical Society and Richard Gillespie to hear about the history of mills, including the burning raids during the Civil War, and explore the historic ruins of the mill and the house! Here's the link to register: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e044ba9ad29aa8-thehistory

This Sunday is your chance to tour the Burnt Mill and miller's house! Register to visit the historic ruins with historia...
10/09/2019

This Sunday is your chance to tour the Burnt Mill and miller's house! Register to visit the historic ruins with historian Rich Gillespie and the Short Hill Historical Society! The talk starts at 4 p.m. and is outside. Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring your own chair. Register online: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e044ba9ad29aa8-thehistory

Remember to register online if you plan to join the Short Hill Historical Society at the Burnt Mill this Sunday, October...
10/07/2019
The History of Mills in Western Loudoun

Remember to register online if you plan to join the Short Hill Historical Society at the Burnt Mill this Sunday, October 13 with Richard Gillespie! Here's the link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e044ba9ad29aa8-thehistory

Join the Short Hill Historical Society from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 13 for the next in their series, History Talks, Trips, and Treasures, and take a trip to the Burnt Mill on Stoney Point Road. Local historian Rich Gillespie will share the history of mills in Hillsboro and Loudoun, including....

Our next talk will feature Richard Gillespie at the Burnt Mill on Sunday, October 13. Details will be out in the next da...
10/05/2019

Our next talk will feature Richard Gillespie at the Burnt Mill on Sunday, October 13. Details will be out in the next day or so along with registration info, but save the date now! Rich will talk about the mills in the area and the burning raids. After the talk, and everyone who joins us will be allowed to tour the ruins of the mill and the miller's house.Rich's talks really put you in the period to help you experience what it might have been like.

The Relics of Western Loudoun County talk featuring Mark Ware, president of the Short Hill Historical Society, was great...
09/22/2019

The Relics of Western Loudoun County talk featuring Mark Ware, president of the Short Hill Historical Society, was great! Thank you to all who joined us. Special thanks to SHHS board member Patsy Cowman McClintock who made the food with a Civil War theme...including hard tack! Thank you to all of the SHHS board members who helped with this event, and to Mark Ware who shared so many of the amazing treasures he has found in the area over the past 30 years!

09/22/2019

Hope to see you at the Between the Hills Community Center for the Short Hill Historical Society's talk about Relics of Western Loudoun County.

Here are a few of the many artifacts found in western Loudoun County that will be on display this Sunday, September 22 f...
09/19/2019

Here are a few of the many artifacts found in western Loudoun County that will be on display this Sunday, September 22 for the Short Hill Historical Society's talk about Relics of Western Loudoun County talk at the Between the Hills Community Association! Register online: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e044ba9ad29aa8-relics

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P.O. Box 770
Purcellville, VA
20134

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Don't forget to support the local artisans at the Hillsboro Christmas market and Craft Show this Saturday.
With the greens workshop coming up if you don't find enough pine cones here's a great local business https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=313385132477681&id=132378047245058
Hi Amie, if you're there. I will be in the area during the week of July 23-30, and wonder if it would be possible for me and a couple of distant cousins to drop by for a short visit. We are interested in seeing what the Society is planning, and what we might contribute. I think you may know Sandra Long and her sister, Bonnie Painter. Barbara Green (a Matthew) may also come. I look forward to hearing from you. Grady Lloyd
We have been members of the Hillsboro Community Association for years. I have a membership to the Short Hill Historical Society that has been returned by the Purcellville post office. Twice. The envelope was preprinted and provided by your group. Do you have a different address than P.O. Box 770 Purcellville, VA 20134 I am wondering if others may have had the same situation. Thanks.
Thanks to those of you who have already signed up to lend a hand during our all day Independence celebration. But we need many more hands to pull this off. To sign up for a shift, please go to: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/20f0545aea62da2fc1-hillsboros Or contact me directly at 703-244-1988 cell or [email protected]. Hillsboro needs you!