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Sun, Apr 14


Durand-Hedden House & Garden

Maplewood in the Ice Age

Learn about the natural history of Maplewood.

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Maplewood in the Ice Age
Maplewood in the Ice Age

Time & Location

Apr 14, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Durand-Hedden House & Garden, 523 Ridgewood Rd, Maplewood, NJ


About the event

Join Durand-Hedden House & Garden and our guest lecturer Dr. Gregory Pope for an afternoon contemplating what our corner of New Jersey looked like 20,000 years ago, in the era of the Late Pleistocene glaciers. Picture First Mountain covered with hundreds of feet of ice, with debris from the glacier blocking the ancient Passaic River from flowing through Hobart Gap, and imagine now-extinct large mammals wandering through South Mountain. We’ll seek to understand past climates and climate change to appreciate our current environment and modern human impacts.

Dr. Pope is professor in the Earth and Environmental Studies Department at Montclair State University and former Chair of the department. He is a physical geographer in practice and by education. He also conducts research on the impacts of forest fires, as well as geoarchaeology (the applications of geosciences to the materials and sites of historic and prehistoric cultures).

From 1 pm to 4 pm, the Accomplishing Artists Collective of Columbia High School will exhibit their work in the Carriage House.

Doors open at 1 pm, with the lecture beginning at 1:30 pm. Free registration is requested at All are welcome and the event is free. Parking is available on nearby streets.

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