Historical Holiday Program

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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October 17, 2021, 1:00 PM

The Forgotten Victory: The Battle of Springfield of 1780

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.


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