April 30, 2017, 1:00 PM
Explore how cloth is made at this fun, interactive event. Spinning—twisting fiber like wool into useable thread or yarn—and weaving with the thread to create cloth—date back 1000’s of years. Watch a shearer collect wool by shearing the fleece of two woolly-coated visitors from Kafka Farms. Members of the Essex County Spinners Guild will demonstrate the craft of hand spinning to create yarn and weaving students from Columbia High School’s fiber program will show the basics of how thread is next woven together into cloth.
Feb 1, 2017
The Country Store is open Sundays 12-5.
New store volunteers being sought, contact Maria at email@example.com or 973-698-3308 for more information.
Dec 20, 2016
Thank you to all who participated and to everyone who came and viewed the incredible creations. We were thrilled and captivated by each and every unique entry. The Goring Family took home the Grand Prize for their "Home Sweet Home", judges cited the attention to detail of traditional house and garden. Sonya and Olivia Selig's intricate and imaginative "Japanese Wintery Tea Garden" won Second Place in the Adult category.
If you missed seeing these beautiful works of art you still have a chance, they are on display at the Hilton Library until January 17th.
The Durand-Hedden House is inviting bakers and confectioners of all ages to take part in their 4th annual Gingerbread House Competition. Individuals, families, and food professionals are invited to enter. Any structure – real or imaginary – is eligible. Entries will be exhibited at Durand-Hedden from December 11 and 17 - 18 and then at the Hilton library branch from December 19 to January 17.
Jan 22, 2016
Open Hearth Cooking Rescheduled for March 6
We were excited to get together with all of you for our annual open-hearth cooking demonstration this Sunday. But after considering this weekend's forecast, we have rescheduled for March 6th. We hope you can make it then, and we'll get more information out on that soon.
The Country Store, however, will be open on both Saturday and Sunday (conditions permitting) for regular weekend hours, 12 to 5. Please check our Facebook page and the sign just outside of Durand-Hedden (523 Ridgewood Road, Maplewood) for the latest details.