December 2, 2007, 1:30 - 3:00 PM
Lifetime Maplewoodians Jeanne and John Bausmith explore the background of Christmas music and celebrations of the past at the Durand-Hedden House, Maplewood's Historic House Museum. Visitors will be able to listen to Mr. Bausmith play carols on the 19th c. melodeon while Jeanne describes their fascinating history. The couple will also show toys and holiday postcards that delighted children and adults alike 75 and 100 years ago. Also on display will be an early edition of the book "The Night Before Christmas." The setting will be the Durand-Hedden's Victorian-era parlor, which will be festooned with greens and decorations of that period.
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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.