January 27, 2013, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
At 2:00 p.m. Rachelle Bergstein, author of Women From the Ankle Down: The Story of Shoes and How They Define Us will present this stylish illustrated talk on shifting footwear trends through the 20th century that examines the growing prominence of shoes in American culture, and how it affects everything from price tags to heel heights. She looks at the runways, red carpets and sidewalks to understand what shoes tell us about the women who wear them.
Visitors are invited to bring their gently worn shoes to donate to the charity Soles 4 Souls on January 27th and for fun, to wear and show off their craziest, most outrageous or most beautiful footwear! A S4S shoe donation box will be available under the rear porch of Durand-Hedden from January 20 until February 1.
From 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. visitors will also be able to view the exhibit After the Hickories: Roosevelt Park, and the Country Store will be open, with its unique selection of souvenirs and books.
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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.