‘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 […]

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. […]

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