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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October 17, 2021, 1:00 PM
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.