April 15, 2007, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Come one, come all to see a real glass lantern show given by Township Historian John Crowell Bausmith revealing many Maplewood landmarks as they looked in the 19th and early 20th c. The original show was compiled in 1915 and was revived in the 1940's by Mr. Bausmith's grandmother, Charlotte Crowell Salter and Mr. George Thompson, a lifelong resident. You will see vintage views, some as early as 1865, such as Asher B. Durand's estate and art studio, Pierson's Mill and pond, the C.V.S. Roosevelt Estate, Crowell's Cider Mill, the Clinton Valley Store, the first fire engine and "Observatory Oak."
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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.