WWI Centennial 1918-2018


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

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, to purchase poppy seeds, or to contribute stories:

Planting Locations

Visitors Center
Gold Park Pollinator Garden
Town Hall (mulched gardens in the sun by the building – NW & SW corners)
Bank of America parking lot (HGC planting area behind Antonia’s)
Town Cemetery Fountain