October 25, 2009, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
"Before The Dhoul Knows Yer Dead!" is a delightful one man performance of 18th century music and stories that is focused on the theme of Halloween and its Celtic roots, such as the traditions of 'snap apple' gatherings and divination games.
Robert Mouland, who entertained audiences at Durand-Hedden last December, is back by popular demand, portraying Michael Keane, a true historical figure who came to America in 1754 as harper to the Royal Governor of North Carolina.
You will be drawn into the magical web of humor, traditional tales and haunting melodies rendered on period and historical instruments. Mr. Mouland uses his copy of the 17th century Sirr wirestrung Irish harp, a baroque violin from c.1760, a baroque flute c.1790, an English guitar c.1770, and reproduction union pipes.
Robert Mouland's masterful storytelling, quick wit and superb musicianship combine to make a truly educational and entertaining experience that has delighted audiences from around the globe. His performances as Keane have been acclaimed from Colonial Williamsburg to historic Carpenter's Hall in Philadelphia.
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October 17, 2021, 1:00 PM
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.