WWI Centennial

 Historic Hillsborough in World War I
Join Us and Support the Poppy Project and
Honor the Men and Women who Served in World War I

Binnie Davis   Photo By Nancy Esperson

November 2018 will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. To honor the men and women who served in that “war to end all wars”, the Hillsborough Garden Club, Alliance for Historic Hillsborough, and other groups are planning several activities in Spring 2018.

  • This fall, the Hillsborough Garden Club will plant poppy seeds at public locations around Hillsborough. Watch for Spring blooms all around town!
  • Plant some poppy seeds in your garden this Fall and see your poppy flowers in April and May! Seeds are available through the Hillsborough Garden Club.
  • Contribute your stories, photographs, or other items from your ancestors who served in WWI for display at the Hillsborough Visitors Center in May 2018, along with an 1918-era living room.
  • Create your own art, paintings, sculpture, photos, collages, or other media in honor of the anniversary to display during May 2018.
  • Watch for other exciting news, such as a guest speaker on North Carolina during World War I, and other activities!

Contacts for more information where to find the poppy seeds, or to contribute stories:

Planting Locations

Planting sites include:

  • Hillsborough Visitors Center
  • Gold Park Pollinator Garden
  • Hillsborough Town Hall
  • Hillsborough Town Cemetery
  • Plots adjacent to municipal parking off Churton Street
  • Eagle Lodge (Masonic Hall)
  • Moorefields Historic Site
  • Burwell School Historic Site