Teddy Roosevelt’s Life and Times and His Ties to Maplewood

November 19, 2006, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Historian Charles McSorley will will present a slide talk on "The Life and Times of Teddy Roosevelt as Seen Through Political Cartoons, Postcards and Pictures of the Period." Visitors can also peruse an exhibit revealing Teddy's special ties to Maplewood. His Uncle Cornelius owned a 100-acre estate off Ridgewood Road (now the Roosevelt Park area) and Teddy spent childhood summers observing nature as he wandered its hills and woodlands. Years later a developer memorialized this connection with the street names Sagamore, Kermit and Quentin.

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October 17, 2021, 1:00 PM

The Forgotten Victory: The Battle of Springfield of 1780

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.


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