February 11, 2007, 1:00 PM
Long before the police station and fire department were located beside Memorial Park following Maplewood's incorporation, the area had been the site of farms and a variety of mills, including the Phoenix Paper Mill, which drew water and power from the East Branch of the Rahway River. View a display about the past of the Dunnell Road environs as it transitioned from agrarian to industrial and then to civic, transportation and residential uses. All ages are invited to try their hand at the fascinating craft of papermaking with local mixed media artist Rosalind Nichol.
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Slavery in New Jersey: A Troubled History is an illustrated 40-page book that traces the evolution of slavery in New Jersey, which began with Dutch settlement in the seventeenth century and continued through the end of the Civil War.