Eat, Drink and be Literary

Eat, Drink and be Literary! is a program begun in 2016 by the Town of Hillsboro in partnership with the Hillsboro Preservation Foundation to expand and enhance the repertoire of events and activities hosted at Hillsboro’s Old Stone School and to contribute to the establishment of the high-quality “Hillsboro brand.” Modeled on the Chautauqua Movement tradition of intellectual inquiry and exploration, its mission is to bring culture, music, verse and performance to the community in a ‘salon’ experience at the venerable Old Stone School.

Each program is crafted to present stimulating and engaging evenings with writers, actors, artists, historians, performers and thought leaders in an inviting and intimate setting—leavened with delectable locally sourced and prepared food and drink. Often paired with other events, or presented as a topical series, the program strives for relevancy through the thoughtful exploration of current events and history, with thought-provoking talk, music and performance.

2023 Eat, Drink and Literary Programs will include:

  • May 19th – Native Plants
  • June 9th – Appalachian Trail History & Love
  • July 1st – Declaration of Independence vs. The Constitution


Eat, Drink & Be Literary


We hope you enjoyed the 2022 SCHEDULE!  See you in 2023!

Constitution Series

The Constitution—Voting Rights & Wrongs

NOVEMBER 4, 2022 • 6 – 9 PM 

As the United States approaches another pivotal national election in November, Constitutional scholar BENEDICT LENHART offers a non-partisan exploration of the Constitutional underpinnings to voting rights and the evolving and ongoing struggle to protect those rights.

Lenhart, a graduate of the University of Michigan and Harvard Law School is a partner at the law firm of Covington & Burling LLP, and has taught Constitutional law at Georgetown Law Center for more than 25 years.

Veterans Salute

A Veterans Day Salute to Those Who Serve

NOVEMBER 10, 2022 • 6 – 9 PM

On November 11, 1919, President Woodrow Wilson declared the first commemoration of “Armistice Day” to honor those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory. In 1954, “Armistice Day” became “Veterans Day” to honor American veterans of all wars.

CIA agent Chip Beck’s mission impossible was to save Cambodians in the chaotic final days before the country’s fall to the Khmer Rouge.


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