The Magic of Fire - Open Hearth Cooking

January 23, 2011, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

The Durand-Hedden House will welcome guest 18th century cook, Mercy Ingraham, to its kitchen fireplace. Together with Durand-Hedden’s historic chef, Irene Kosinski, Mercy will introduce visitors to fascinating new open hearth cooking techniques and seasonal foodways of the past, including boiled pudding, salted cod, chicken-on-a-string and assorted pickled provisions. Mercy lives in a 1750’s era house with a walk-in fireplace and is a popular teacher of Early American domestic arts.

Children can try their hand at old-fashioned cooking chores like kneading dough and making butter.

The popular exhibit, The Woman’s Club of Maplewood: A Century of Service to Country and Community will be on view.

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Domestic Arts

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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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Meeting ID: 849 8325 5059


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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