Durand-Hedden to host annual gingerbread house contest

Durand-Hedden to host annual gingerbread house contest

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Join Durand-Hedden House & Garden for these fun and festive traditions: the annual Gingerbread House competition and holiday shopping at Durand-Hedden’s country store. Register for the always-popular gingerbread house competition any time between now and Friday, Dec. 10, at 5 p.m. Drop off entries any time between Tuesday, Dec. 7, and noon […]

Durand-Hedden publication wins first-place award

Durand-Hedden publication wins first-place award

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Durand-Hedden House & Garden Association of Maplewood’s publication “Slavery in New Jersey: A Troubled History” has been awarded a first-place Kevin M. Hale Publications Award by the League of Historical Societies of New Jersey. The publication traces the history of slavery in New Jersey, which began with Dutch settlement in the […]

‘Dirty Rivers and the New Jersey Water Crisis of 1876’

‘Dirty Rivers and the New Jersey Water Crisis of 1876’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A lecture on “Dirty Rivers and the New Jersey Water Crisis of 1876” will be presented at Durand-Hedden House on Sunday, Feb. 23, at 2 p.m. by Kevin Olsen, chemist for Montclair State University’s Passaic River Institute. New Jersey has long depended on rivers and reservoirs for much of its drinking water. […]

Durand-Hedden offers taste of history

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. On Sunday, Jan. 26, from 1 to 4 p.m., Durand-Hedden once again welcomes skilled cook Margaret Quinn, who […]

Victorian Santa and gingerbread houses at Durand-Hedden

Victorian Santa and gingerbread houses at Durand-Hedden

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Come one, come all to Durand-Hedden House’s holiday event on Sunday, Dec. 15, from 1 to 4 p.m. View a merry medley of gingerbread houses, make a paper ornament, enjoy treats, and shop at the Country Store. Children can also visit with a Victorian Santa, so be sure to have your camera […]

Golf Island revisited at Durand-Hedden

Golf Island revisited at Durand-Hedden

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Did you miss out on Durand-Hedden’s popular, groundbreaking exhibit “Exploring Golf Island” last winter? Good news: The exhibit will reopen Sunday, Nov. 17, from 1 to 4 p.m. and remain on view on program days through Feb. 23, 2020. Learn how this early area of Maplewood, bordered by the Maplewood Country Club […]

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 […]

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