Someone Must Wash the Dishes: An Anti-Suffrage Satire

March 30, 2014, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Pro-Suffragist Marie Jenney Howe wrote this tongue-in-cheek caricature, Someone Must Wash the Dishes in 1912, eight years before women won the vote. Titled “An Anti-Suffrage Monologue,” it was published in 1913, by the National American Woman Suffrage Association (precursor of the League of Women Voters).

Reviewers have called the production being performed for Durand-Hedden during Woman’s History Month at 2:00 p.m. March 30, and directed by the late Warren Kliewer, “wicked” in its wit. Michele LaRue’s performance has been labeled “side-splitting.” An Illinois native, now based in New York, LaRue is a professional actress who tours nationally with a repertoire of shows by turn-of-the-previous century American writers. The performance is free.

From 1:00 – 4:00 on March 30 Visitors will also be able to peruse the often surprising and always fascinating new exhibit on the 87-year history of the Maplewood Theater, The Maplewood Theater: Its Forgotten Saga and visit the Country Store.

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Women’s History

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January 23, 2022, 2:00 PM

Backyard Birding 101

Join Durand-Hedden via Zoom at 2pm to learn about the many birds that winter in New Jersey and find out how to get started in birding, including being able to correctly identify birds and how to set up a citizen science project in your backyard. The presentation will be virtual only. The House and Country Store will not be open.

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Slavery in New Jersey: A Troubled History is an illustrated 40-page book that traces the evolution of slavery in New Jersey, which began with Dutch settlement in the seventeenth century and continued through the end of the Civil War.


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