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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Re-enactor to demonstrate powder horn engraving in Hollis

HOLLIS – Jim Hayden, a Revolutionary War re-enactor, will demonstrate powder horn engraving from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, July 20, at the Hollis Historical Society’s Wheeler House Museum, 20 Main St.

Hayden is a 40-year veteran re-enactor. He began his re-enactment career as the captain of the Hollis Colonial Militia Co. during its bicentennial. Since 1982, he has been a member of the 1st New Hampshire Regiment and served as the commanding officer. He also commands the Capt. Samuel Hayden’s Co. of Kings Rangers 2nd Batallion (Loyalists). ...

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HOLLIS – Jim Hayden, a Revolutionary War re-enactor, will demonstrate powder horn engraving from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, July 20, at the Hollis Historical Society’s Wheeler House Museum, 20 Main St.

Hayden is a 40-year veteran re-enactor. He began his re-enactment career as the captain of the Hollis Colonial Militia Co. during its bicentennial. Since 1982, he has been a member of the 1st New Hampshire Regiment and served as the commanding officer. He also commands the Capt. Samuel Hayden’s Co. of Kings Rangers 2nd Batallion (Loyalists).

Hayden taught himself 18th century tailoring, leatherwork and tinsmithing. To complement the society’s exhibit of William Blodgett’s powder horn, carved in 1757 while at The Fort at No. 4 in Charlestown, Hayden will demonstrate powder horn carving and engraving and speak of the life and times of a Revolutionary War soldier.

The Always Ready Engine House Museum will also be open with a new exhibit featuring “The Old Jail Cell” in the basement. Refreshments will be served.