Holiday Memories to Create and Savor

December 3, 2006, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Many early colonists brought honey bee hives to America to supply honey and beeswax and to provide a means of exchange for trading. Eric Rowe of 200-year-old Douglas Farm in Gladstone will demystify beekeeping practices and will offer tips on how we as laypeople can help save this treatened insect.

Enjoy traditional holiday and Celtic harp music by Odarka Stockert in the evergreen bedecked Victorian parlor. Craft a special homemade book for friends or family under the tutelage of popular book arts teacher Judith Symonds. Take time to enjoy a cup of mulled cider by the warmth of the 1790 hearth and make a special shopping expedition to the Country Store for unique holiday gifts and books.

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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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