October 26, 2014, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
For over 100 years, movies have played a part in the lives of Americans, entertaining, moving and inspiring us. The Maplewood Theater, built in 1927, has existed for much of this time – first as a large combined vaudeville-movie house, then a famed theatrical stage, and finally neighborhood movie house, now a multi-plex. Stop by Durand-Hedden to view this historical transformation in the exhibit: The Maplewood Theater: Its Forgotten Saga. Also view short silent comedies that tickled the fancy of Maplewoodians in the 1920s or settle in to watch the rousing award winning film of the musical 1776, which retells the struggle of our founding fathers to declare independence from Britain. Free popcorn will be available for movie-goers at the Country store “concession stand,” which will also be selling classic candy, original Maplewood Theater movie posters, and more!
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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.