December 7, 2014, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
All ages will enjoy exploring the captivating display of inventive entries to the 2014 Durand-Hedden Gingerbread House Competition. Interested in being a contestant? Don’t forget to bring a camera to catch a photo of your children with our real-live “Victorian Santa.” Shop the Country Store to find inexpensive and unique gifts for family, friends and teachers, while benefitting the Durand-Hedden House. The historic-themed selection includes: early American children’s games and toys, facsimile documents, quill pens and ink, historic cookbooks, cookie molds, tin lanterns, hand-blown blue birds, reproductive decorative items and ceramics, movie posters from the 1990’s, and more. The hard-to-find original Doors of Maplewood poster and Smile, the history of Olympic Park, are also available. No need to go to the mall!
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April 28, 2019, 1:00 PM
The Essex County Hand Spinners Guild will demonstrate the magical art of spinning fibers into yarn on hand spindles and spinning wheels, some antique or traditional in appearance, and some contemporary that have a modern look. Weavers will also demonstrate how cloth is made on a variety of looms. Visitors will also be invited to try their hands at spinning and weaving.