Committee for servicepersons donates photo album to Durand-Hedden

Committee for servicepersons donates photo album to Durand-Hedden

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Committee for Servicemen and Servicewomen has donated a long-forgotten photo album of World War II servicemen and women to the Durand-Hedden House for its archives and public viewing. The album contains the photographs of 147 servicepersons — 139 men and eight women. It was assembled by the then-Maplewood Committee for […]

Theodore Roosevelt to make dramatic return to Maplewood

Theodore Roosevelt to make dramatic return to Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Don’t miss Theodore Roosevelt’s resplendent return to Maplewood on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. at Jefferson School, 518 Ridgewood Road in Maplewood, sponsored by the Durand-Hedden House. Roosevelt once roamed the hills and meadows of Maplewood as a boy, exploring nature while visiting his Uncle Cornelius’s estate, now the Roosevelt Park […]

‘Horseshoe Crabs: A Fascinating Conservation Study’

‘Horseshoe Crabs: A Fascinating Conservation Study’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — If you headed ‘down the Shore’ this summer, you may have brushed up against a few horseshoe crabs on the beach, hardly giving a thought to these odd, distant relatives of spiders. Yet horseshoe crabs are 300-million-year-old living fossils that are so valuable that in the late 1990s they became the center […]

‘Exploring Golf Island: Exhibit and Talk’ at Durand-Hedden

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Attend “Exploring Golf Island: Exhibit and Talk” on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. at Durand-House to learn how this area of Maplewood, bordered by the Maplewood Country Club golf course, the Morris and Essex rail line and Maplewood Middle School evolved from farmland in the 19th and early 20th centuries to […]

Durand-Hedden offers taste of history

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In an annual tradition spanning more than 35 years, visitors have gathered around Durand-Hedden’s 18th-century hearth and experienced how Maplewood residents of long ago cooked, ate and kept warm during the long winter months. Sunday, Jan. 13, from 1 to 4 p.m., Durand-Hedden once again welcomes cook Margaret Quinn to its kitchen. […]

Celebrate the holiday season at Durand-Hedden

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Celebrate the season at the Durand-Hedden House & Garden on Sunday, Dec. 9, from 1 to 4 p.m. with gingerbread houses, a paper ornament activity, treats and shopping. Children can also visit with a Victorian Santa, so be sure to have your camera ready. Gingerbread house contestants must enter by Dec. 8. […]

Durand-Hedden remembers the Great War

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — One hundred and one years ago, the United States declared war on Germany, joining the First World War, and the impact was felt in the small town of Maplewood. Join Durand-Hedden on Sunday, Nov. 18, from 1 to 4 p.m. to learn more about the Great War. More than 100 men from […]

Durand-Hedden explores stories of NJ industrial toxins

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Industrial toxins are an inescapable part of the history of the industrial state of New Jersey, and played a role in our very local history. In recent decades, New Jersey has been home to more than 140 EPA-administered Superfund cleanup sites. Protection for workers and compensation for those suffering and sometimes dying […]

‘Medicinal Plants of the Civil War’ with Lesley Parness

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Sunday, Sept. 30, at 2 p.m., Durand-Hedden will host noted horticulturalist and educator Lesley Parness, who will explain how plants were crucial in every aspect of the Civil War — on the battlefields and on the home fronts of both the North and the South. Her talk will encompass 30 plants […]

Celebrate Maplewood’s magnificent trees

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood is known for its vast array of native and introduced trees, but many are now threatened due to storms, disease and the effects of global warming. On Sunday, June 3, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Durand-Hedden, NJ-certified and licensed tree expert Rich Wolowicz will provide tips on how to protect […]

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