May 5, 2013, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Gain fascinating new insights into Thomas Jefferson, both the man and the politician at this 2:00 p.m. presentation by local resident Jan Lewis, one of the country’s foremost Jeffersonian scholars. Professor Lewis is the Senior Associate Dean of Faculty and a professor of history at Rutgers University, Newark. A specialist in colonial and early national history, she is the author of The Pursuit of Happiness: Family and Values in Jefferson’s Virginia (1983) and a coeditor of An Emotional History of the United States (1998); Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson: History, Memory, and Civic Culture (1999); and The Revolution of 1800: Democracy, Race, and the New Republic (2002).
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April 28, 2019, 1:00 PM
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.