Assassins in the Garden: Belladonna, Foxglove, Hemlock & Co.

January 23, 2012, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Not everything herbal or natural is good for us -- some of the most beautiful plants are quite toxic. From hemlock to lobelia, foxglove to rhubarb, retired internist Sandra Moss will reveal through her lavishly illustrated 2:00 p.m. presentation just how various plant toxins affect the body. Surprising facts on garden flora that she will dispense range from the dangers of “mushroom roulette”, to the deadly nightshades - and to a nasty fungus hiding on your roses. Along the way, Dr. Moss, an expert in medical history, will describe some of the fascinating herbal remedies used by nineteenth-century American physicians.

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October 17, 2021, 1:00 PM

The Forgotten Victory: The Battle of Springfield of 1780

Come to the Durand-Hedden House on Sunday, Oct. 17 to learn about the critical Revolutionary War battle of 1780 that was fought just down the road from here, in Vauxhall, the Short Hills, Springfield and Connecticut Farms (Union).

Historian John Kieser will bring to life this often-overlooked conflict, in which the New Jersey militia held off the British and prevented them from getting to Washington’s troops in Morristown.

House and Country Store open 1:00 to 4:00 pm

Presentation at 2:00 pm

Proof of vaccination and masks required.


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