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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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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