History Alive 2022 is an interactive living history experience which will hold its fourth annual weekend event on August 20th and 21st across three venues: Kemp Park, Jones Road and Hillsborough Center. This year History Alive joins in as part of the year-long 250th birthday celebration of Hillsborough, NH. Celebrating 250 years of our town, this year’s special focus of Hillsborough’s History Alive weekend will be on changes in transportation through the centuries and its effect on the state.
Life During WartimesJones Road location, 44 Shedd Jones RoadHistory comes alive next to a double stone arch bridge with reenactments by regiments from New England and Canada, with horses and cannons of four wars. Gold panning for kids, civil war comics workshop, a square dance for all ages, and a silent auction are included. Note: Sunday is reenactments only, ending at 2 pm.
Travelling Through 250 Years Along the River at Kemp Park15 River StreetHistory comes alive by the river that runs through our town. Abenaki artisans will demonstrate making birchbark canoes, baskets, and pottery, as well as the history of how they used the river and the plants that grow nearby. Railroad buffs will share their stories and photos of the railroads of NH, old timers will share stories of working at the woolen mills, and volunteers will play a vintage baseball game according to 1864 rules. Each day will start with Abenaki drumming.
Travelling Through 250 Years in Historic Hillsboro Hillsborough Center, 20 E. Washington RdHistory comes alive in the historic village of Hillsborough Center. Hear speakers on the History Roads of NH, the Underground Railroads of NH, and Abenaki Technology of 13,000 years. Try a ride in a horse and carriage around the center. Listen to musicians play/sing music of 250 years, from classical to folk to jazz. Learn how to build a stonewall, forge a horseshoe, make brooms, create stencils, weave and spin. Many activities just for kids. Enjoy the drama of Fire in the Belfry, take part in a cake walk, and celebrate on Sunday with a parade led by an antique bone shaker bicycle.
Visit historyalivenh.org for more information.
Saturday, August 20, 2022 9:00am
Hillsborough, NH20 E. Washington RdHillsborough NH 03244
Hillsborough Historical Society
Life During Wartime: Don Walker, 603-312-2445
Along the River: Marian Baker, 603-478-5650
In Historic Hillsboro: Laurie Jutzi, 603-630-1576
New Hampshire Humanities programs are made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this these programs do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or New Hampshire Humanities.