The Hill House Museum is ready to usher in the holiday season. Even though the museum has been closed for renovations it still has lights in the windows and a wreath hung on the door.
December 15th is designated as Wreaths Across America Day. In support of this day, many volunteers inlcuding neighborhood children placed wreaths throughout Cedar Grove Cemetary. Attached are pictures of the plot of William C. Hill, the Hill Sister's Brother, who served in the Spanish American War.
This kind gesture ensures a veteran's sacrifice is remembered yet again and passed on to a new generation of Americans.
Even though it's Autumn, it still looks like summer in the Hill House Gardens. Everything is still in full bloom and nature is enjoying its' harvest. A BIG thank you goes out to Shelley Fones, of the Gardening Angel, for her hard work and dedication to maintaining the gardens to its fullest potential
On Saturday, October 6, 2018 the Hill House Museum helped sponsor the sailors from the USS Constellation and soldiers from Fort Norfolk as they discussed the Battle of Craney Island and the role that Portsmouth and its militia played in the War of 1812. This event was in conjunction with Portsmouth's Museum Day. Everyone who stopped by not only learned more about their tools, food/drink, weapons, and personal items but also about the Hill House as well.
To learn more about about this unit find them on their Facebook page "Fort Norfolk and Frigate Constellation, 1812".
The Councillor Lee Mason, the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, UK, visited Portsmouth, VA this past week. A special tea hosted by Trinity Episcopal Church was given in his honor. The Portsmouth Historical Association partnered with this event by loaning the Hill House Museum silver tea set, brewed its' signature Five Sister’s blend tea, and helped welcome him to the sister city. A special thanks to Lane Killam, Debbie Evans, Bobbie Stewart, Dan Schmit, and Maryanne Chichester for their help.
The Hill House Museum now has Instagram. Continue to follow us and find out what is going on at HHM.
What is going at the Hill House Museum and why have we been closed????
Click on the link below from the local news section of the Virginian Pilot about the current Hill House restoration efforts and progress. Also, you might learn something you didn’t know about the Hill family or this historic home.
Hill House Yard Sale this Saturday, June 2nd!!
Don't miss this yard sale because it will appeal to all tastes, styles, and interests.
We will have a large amount of many items including: Artwork, clothes, antiques, household items, glassware, and much much more. Stop by the gardens of the Hill House on Saturday, June 2nd 8:00-2:00. All sale proceeds go toward the continued restoration of the Museum. If you would like to drop items off for us to sell to help off-set the resto...ration costs, please let us know (757-714-3226, Dan) .
See you on Saturday @ 221 North Street.
The Hill House Museum is closed for tours due to its continued restoration projects. It should re-open late Summer 2018. Continue to watch Facebook and the webpage for updates, and email us if you have any questions.