Old Home Day at Durand-Hedden

January 13, 2008, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Become a history detective: Come explore our community's own "national treasure" -- the Durand-Hedden House. Check out the old structures and objects, find out who lived there and how different life was in previous centuries. Costumed interpreters from each period of the house from 1790 to 1940 will introduce you to the rooms and their lives, and give you clues you can use to understand your own old house.

Special highlight: At 1:30 and 3:00 p.m., former South Orange Jr. High School science teacher Norman Cox will demonstrate techniques for building fires for cooking and heating that would have been second nature to our ancestors. He will also explain how to select the right wood for the right job --morning, cooking or night.

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Next Event

April 28, 2019, 1:00 PM

Shuttles, Spindle and Flyer Wheels: Hand spinning and Weaving in the 21st Century

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.

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