Down in the Valley: The History of the Dunnell Road Area

February 11, 2007, 1:00 - 4:00 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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Farming and Industry Local History Maplewood History

Next Event

April 28, 2019, 1:00 PM

Shuttles, Spindle and Flyer Wheels: Hand spinning and Weaving in the 21st Century

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.


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