Hillsboro Historical Museum

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Hillsboro Historical Museum

Open Sundays from Memorial Day to Labor Day

1-3 PM or by appointment

It seems we picked the right day to come to Hillsboro. Not only did we enjoy the Cesky Den Festival, we also got to see their museum during the few months it is is open.  No set admission charge but donations accepted. The museum is part of the Hillsboro Area Historical Society. There are three buildings, located at Albert Field Memorial Park. The white building is the replica of a one-room schoolhouse.

Hillsboro One-Room Schoolhouse

Hillsboro Schoolhouse room

 

The 2nd building is an actual log cabin and former post office, not originally here but moved from Greenwood Township in 1957.

Hillsboro Historic Log Cabin

Log Cabin Post Office

Hillsboro Log Cabin inside

The largest of the buildings is the main museum, with many Hillsboro artifacts.

Hillsboro Largest Museum

 

This is Hillsboro’s one surviving kerosene lamp. They used to light downtown before electricity.  A lamplighter would fill and light the lamps every day.

Hillsboro Kerosene Lamp

Hillsboro Museum inside

 

Hillsboro banner

There are many exhibits here to see, well worth the visit. We did feel welcome in Hillsboro, and Al even learned more about his Czech heritage.  A wonderful day!

 

 

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