Wednesday, October 21, 2009

12/12: Hillsboro Book Release Party at Hillsboro

Meet the authors of a new pictorial history book about Hillsboro! Join local authors Debbie Raber and Kimberli Fizgerald for a book signing event at the Hillsboro Main Library on Saturday, December 12, at 1 PM. The authors will share information about their new book Hillsboro — a recent addition to Arcadia Publishing's "Images of America" series.

Kimberli Fitzgerald, a preservation planner and consultant and Debbie Raber, a project manager for the City of Hillsboro Planning Department, are both longtime Hillsboro residents who assembled the book. With the help of the Hillsboro Historic Landmarks Advisory Committee, the authors selected vintage images provided by Hillsboro residents and the Washington County Museum to include in the book.

Copies of Hillsboro will be on sale at the event with proceeds going to the Hillsboro Downtown Business Association (HDBA) to help support Main Street preservation programs. The book may also be purchased from the HDBA, or at local retailers. Royalties will be donated to the city for historic preservation.

In addition to the several copies of Hillsboro that the library has purchased, the library has other local history resources including the Hillsboro Argus from its first issue in 1894 to the present. An accompanying obituary index covering one hundred years is unique in Washington County. A one hundred year history of the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce, 43 years of Hillsboro High yearbooks, the Index of Oregon Land Claims, and Sandborn maps can all be found at the Main Library.

Hillsboro Main Library is located at 2850 NE Brookwood Parkway, just north of Airport Rd.