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PHOTOS: The 5th annual Hillsborough Living History Event brings the 18th century to life

  • Annekah Henry, 3, of Hillsboro, watches the battle between the colonialists and the French-Native American alliance from her stroller in the woods near the Jones Road site of the Hillsborough Living History Event hosted by the Hillsborough Historical Society on Saturday morning, August 17, 2013.  Annekah and her family have been attending the event since it started<br/> <br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Annekah Henry, 3, of Hillsboro, watches the battle between the colonialists and the French-Native American alliance from her stroller in the woods near the Jones Road site of the Hillsborough Living History Event hosted by the Hillsborough Historical Society on Saturday morning, August 17, 2013. Annekah and her family have been attending the event since it started

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Through the powder and bangs coming from their guns, an 18th century reenactor signals to a fellow soldier during a battle in the woods at the Hillsborough Living History Event hosted by the Hillsborough Historical Society on Saturday morning, August 17, 2013. <br/> <br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Through the powder and bangs coming from their guns, an 18th century reenactor signals to a fellow soldier during a battle in the woods at the Hillsborough Living History Event hosted by the Hillsborough Historical Society on Saturday morning, August 17, 2013.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Brianna Burglund, of Manchester, pets Gunner and Blazer, the dogs of another reenactor, while hanging out at the 1st New Hampshire Volunteer Cavalry camp at the Hillsborough Living History Event on Saturday morning, August 17, 2013. The event continues on Sunday at the four different locations around town. <br/> <br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Brianna Burglund, of Manchester, pets Gunner and Blazer, the dogs of another reenactor, while hanging out at the 1st New Hampshire Volunteer Cavalry camp at the Hillsborough Living History Event on Saturday morning, August 17, 2013. The event continues on Sunday at the four different locations around town.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Tom Nedweden, Chris Bullock, Colin Duggan and Nathan Arnold hang out by the fire near Nedweden's wigwam, putting on war paint, at the Hillsborough Living History Event on Saturday morning, August 17, 2013.  <br/> <br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Tom Nedweden, Chris Bullock, Colin Duggan and Nathan Arnold hang out by the fire near Nedweden's wigwam, putting on war paint, at the Hillsborough Living History Event on Saturday morning, August 17, 2013.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Mckenzie Kraus, 5, sits on her mother's lap while hanging out in their tent at the Hillsborough Living History Event on Saturday morning, August 17, 2013. Kraus and her mother, Elizabeth, came to the festival from New Jersey.  <br/> <br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Mckenzie Kraus, 5, sits on her mother's lap while hanging out in their tent at the Hillsborough Living History Event on Saturday morning, August 17, 2013. Kraus and her mother, Elizabeth, came to the festival from New Jersey.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Dick Moody, of New Boston, a sergeant in the 1st New Hampshire Volunteer Cavalry, rides through the smoke from a cannon with his horse during a cavalry demonstration. <br/><br/>Hillsborough Living History Event hosted by the Hillsborough Historical Society on Saturday morning, August 17, 2013. The event continues on Sunday at the four different locations around town. <br/> <br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Dick Moody, of New Boston, a sergeant in the 1st New Hampshire Volunteer Cavalry, rides through the smoke from a cannon with his horse during a cavalry demonstration.

    Hillsborough Living History Event hosted by the Hillsborough Historical Society on Saturday morning, August 17, 2013. The event continues on Sunday at the four different locations around town.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Michel Poisson, Sturbridge, Mass, cleans a pan after making lunch on the fire at the camp for the Pequawket Alliance, a Canadian militia group. <br/><br/>Hillsborough Living History Event hosted by the Hillsborough Historical Society on Saturday morning, August 17, 2013. The event continues on Sunday at the four different locations around town. <br/> <br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Michel Poisson, Sturbridge, Mass, cleans a pan after making lunch on the fire at the camp for the Pequawket Alliance, a Canadian militia group.

    Hillsborough Living History Event hosted by the Hillsborough Historical Society on Saturday morning, August 17, 2013. The event continues on Sunday at the four different locations around town.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Spectators stop to pet Bob Beausoleil's horse, one of three he brought from New Boston, following a cavalry demonstration. <br/><br/>Hillsborough Living History Event hosted by the Hillsborough Historical Society on Saturday morning, August 17, 2013. The event continues on Sunday at the four different locations around town. <br/> <br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Spectators stop to pet Bob Beausoleil's horse, one of three he brought from New Boston, following a cavalry demonstration.

    Hillsborough Living History Event hosted by the Hillsborough Historical Society on Saturday morning, August 17, 2013. The event continues on Sunday at the four different locations around town.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Bill Knowles, of Marlboro, Mass., works the traveling forge near the cavalry. He was working on making a handle for the captain's mug.  <br/><br/>Hillsborough Living History Event hosted by the Hillsborough Historical Society on Saturday morning, August 17, 2013. The event continues on Sunday at the four different locations around town. <br/> <br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Bill Knowles, of Marlboro, Mass., works the traveling forge near the cavalry. He was working on making a handle for the captain's mug.

    Hillsborough Living History Event hosted by the Hillsborough Historical Society on Saturday morning, August 17, 2013. The event continues on Sunday at the four different locations around town.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Annekah Henry, 3, of Hillsboro, watches the battle between the colonialists and the French-Native American alliance from her stroller in the woods near the Jones Road site of the Hillsborough Living History Event hosted by the Hillsborough Historical Society on Saturday morning, August 17, 2013.  Annekah and her family have been attending the event since it started<br/> <br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Through the powder and bangs coming from their guns, an 18th century reenactor signals to a fellow soldier during a battle in the woods at the Hillsborough Living History Event hosted by the Hillsborough Historical Society on Saturday morning, August 17, 2013. <br/> <br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Brianna Burglund, of Manchester, pets Gunner and Blazer, the dogs of another reenactor, while hanging out at the 1st New Hampshire Volunteer Cavalry camp at the Hillsborough Living History Event on Saturday morning, August 17, 2013. The event continues on Sunday at the four different locations around town. <br/> <br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Tom Nedweden, Chris Bullock, Colin Duggan and Nathan Arnold hang out by the fire near Nedweden's wigwam, putting on war paint, at the Hillsborough Living History Event on Saturday morning, August 17, 2013.  <br/> <br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Mckenzie Kraus, 5, sits on her mother's lap while hanging out in their tent at the Hillsborough Living History Event on Saturday morning, August 17, 2013. Kraus and her mother, Elizabeth, came to the festival from New Jersey.  <br/> <br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Dick Moody, of New Boston, a sergeant in the 1st New Hampshire Volunteer Cavalry, rides through the smoke from a cannon with his horse during a cavalry demonstration. <br/><br/>Hillsborough Living History Event hosted by the Hillsborough Historical Society on Saturday morning, August 17, 2013. The event continues on Sunday at the four different locations around town. <br/> <br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Michel Poisson, Sturbridge, Mass, cleans a pan after making lunch on the fire at the camp for the Pequawket Alliance, a Canadian militia group. <br/><br/>Hillsborough Living History Event hosted by the Hillsborough Historical Society on Saturday morning, August 17, 2013. The event continues on Sunday at the four different locations around town. <br/> <br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Spectators stop to pet Bob Beausoleil's horse, one of three he brought from New Boston, following a cavalry demonstration. <br/><br/>Hillsborough Living History Event hosted by the Hillsborough Historical Society on Saturday morning, August 17, 2013. The event continues on Sunday at the four different locations around town. <br/> <br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Bill Knowles, of Marlboro, Mass., works the traveling forge near the cavalry. He was working on making a handle for the captain's mug.  <br/><br/>Hillsborough Living History Event hosted by the Hillsborough Historical Society on Saturday morning, August 17, 2013. The event continues on Sunday at the four different locations around town. <br/> <br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

Over two days at four sites across the town of Hillsborough, the town’s historical society is looking to show what 18th century life was like beyond the smoke from the artillery that clings in the air. The reenactors that have descended from across New England make each little world hum with information and authenticity, bringing their enthusiasm for history to the public. The Living History Event will continue through Sunday with full schedules at their downtown, Franklin Pierce homestead, Jones Road and Historic Center locations.

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