Celebrate the season at Durand-Hedden House & Garden

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Join Durand-Hedden this December for local holiday traditions. Register for Durand-Hedden’s popular gingerbread house contest at durandhedden.org through Dec. 9. Contestants will drop off their creations at Durand-Hedden on Saturday, Dec. 10. Winners will be announced Monday, Dec. 12. The entire community is invited to Durand-Hedden’s holiday open house on Sunday, Dec. […]

Explore the history of Maplewood Village with Durand-Hedden

Explore the history of Maplewood Village with Durand-Hedden

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — This past spring, Maplewood Village had the honor of being listed on both the New Jersey and national registers of historic places, the official lists of the state’s and the nation’s historic places worthy of preservation. The village, small-scale and walkable, has been a centerpiece of Maplewood life since the late 19th […]

‘Sunday in the Park With Asher’ at Durand-Hedden

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Join Durand-Hedden on Sunday, Oct. 2, from 1 to 4 p.m., as three plein air artists create unique landscape paintings while working on the grounds at Grasmere Park, 523 Ridgewood Road in Maplewood. As attendees watch these artists, they will hear about the artists’ technique, process, color choice and more. Works by […]

‘Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom’ to be held at Durand-Hedden House in Maplewood

‘Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom’ to be held at Durand-Hedden House in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Durand-Hedden House & Garden Association and the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will once again co-host “Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom” at Durand-Hedden House and the surrounding Grasmere Park, 523 Ridgewood Road in Maplewood, on Sunday, June 19, from 1 to 5 p.m. Activities will take place primarily outdoors and […]

Join Durand-Hedden for ‘Sojourner Truth: Suffragist and Abolitionist’

Join Durand-Hedden for ‘Sojourner Truth: Suffragist and Abolitionist’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Join the Durand-Hedden House on Sunday, March 13, at 2 p.m. for an engaging and informative opportunity to hear the stories of Sojourner Truth, suffragist and abolitionist, as interpreted by historical interpreter Daisy Century. The event will take place at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. This will be Century’s third […]

Open-hearth cooking at Durand-Hedden

Open-hearth cooking at Durand-Hedden

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Join the Durand-Hedden House and chef Jesse Jones for “Open Hearth Cooking: Explore African American Foodways” on Sunday, Feb. 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. Visitors also can view an exhibit about African Americans who fought for women’s suffrage. Admission is free; proof of vaccination and masks are required. Jones’ culinary DNA […]

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 […]

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