October 25, 2015, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Rich in history and wide in appeal, the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers will perform traditional American Indian dance and music from tribal groups found throughout the United States including the Robin Dance, Fish Dance, and Smoke Dance of the Iroquois; the Contest Dance of the Winnebago; the Fancy Shawl Dance; the Old Style Traditional Warrior Dance of the Kiowa and the Hoop Dance. Wonderfully presented with descriptive narration, Thunderbird Dancers’ programs are among the most compelling anywhere. There will also be time for questions and for photographs. The location will be on the grounds of Grasmere Park behind the Durand-Hedden House.
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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.