2016-oss-mastheadFriends of the Old Stone School is a non-profit organization dedicated
to assist in the preservation and restoration of the Old Stone School and
other landmarks of historical importance in the greater Hillsboro area.

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The Old Stone School is a wedding & event venue, meeting place, community center, and stage at 37098 Charles Town Pike in Hillsboro, Virginia


salem-church-4-goodSee photos from the
2016 Christmas in Hillsboro Historic Homes Tour and Craft Fair
presented by the non-profit Friends of the Old Stone School!


Friends of the Old Stone School, established as the Hillsboro Community Association in 1976, celebrates 40th year in 2016. Read about the significant events in the “life” of the Old Stone School and how our non-profit has been part of saving and restoring this historic building.


Recurring Meetings and Activities at the Old Stone School

  • Bluemont Country Dances held the third Saturday of each month from October through May
  • Boy Scout Troop 961 Meetings held Thursday evenings
  • Friends of the Old Stone School Meetings held the last Thursday of the month
  • Hillsboro Town Council Meetings held the third Tuesday of each month
  • Homestead Traditions Club Meetings held the second Wednesday of each month (meetings are often held at other locations)
  • Loudoun Valley Ki Aikido classes held Monday and Wednesday evenings
  • Ruritans Meetings held the third Thursday of each month

Support Friends of the Old Stone School!
Please join and support us and our efforts assist in the preservation and restoration of the Old Stone School and other landmarks of historical importance in the greater Hillsboro area Here are ways you can help:

Donate–You can donate online!

Become a Friend of the Old Stone School–You can join as an individual, family, or business. See the different options available and join us today!

Support us when you shop on Amazon–When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Hillsboro Community Association Inc. Bookmark this link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/54-1071573 and support us every time you shop!

Buy a Brick as part of the Milestones and Memories Brick Fundraiser–Commemorate your special milestones and memories with a brick installed at the Old Stone School. Bricks are $30 each. Download the form and instructions to order yours.

The Friends of the Old Stone School is a non-profit organization dedicating to assist in the preservation and restoration of the Old Stone School and
other landmarks of historical importance in the greater Hillsboro area. You can help by making a tax deductible donation today! 


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What is Friends of the Old Stone School (formerly the Hillsboro Community Association)?
After sitting vacant for 10 years, the historic building was facing the very real threat of being demolished. In 1976, a group of residents and former students gathered to save the building from this fate, forming the Hillsboro Community Association (recently changed to Friends of the Old Stone School). The charter of this non-profit organization is to assist in the preservation and restoration of the Old Stone School and other landmarks of historical importance in the greater Hillsboro area. You can help by joining our efforts.

A Quick History of the Old Stone School
Originally, Locust Grove Academy circa 1874, The Old Stone School is situated just outside the eastern town limits of Hillsboro, Virginia on Route 9. The original building was built in 1874, and the brick auditorium was added in 1929. Though it operated as a school until 1966 when Hillsboro Elementary opened, it is now a place for community events, and a wonderful venue for weddings, receptions, and more. Learn more about this historic building.



Rent the Old Stone School

The Old Stone School is a great place for special events and activities. You can rent this building for your own party, celebration, or meeting. You can also join us for the many wonderful events and activities coming up at the Old Stone School.  Get more details on the Friends of the Old Stone School Events and Activities page.


Start Planning for Your Big Day!

See photos with ideas of how you can transform the Historic Old Stone School into a charming place for your reception, wedding, or rehearsal dinner! See more about renting the historic Old Stone School for your wedding!

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