January 26, 2014, 1:00 PM
Register to enter the Durand-Hedden House 2013 Gingerbread House Competition. Entries will be shown at the December 8 exhibit at the Durand-Hedden House. Prizes will be awarded in Youth, Adult, and Professional categories. Following the exhibit, entries will be on display at the Hilton Branch Library through January 10.
The new calendar of events for the 2013-2014 program year is available and shows a range of topics and experiences that are sure to catch the interests of you, your friends and your family, ranging from lectures, exhibits, and contests to performances, interactive activities and nature hikes. We hope to see you at Durand-Hedden soon!
To celebrate Arbor Day 2013 on April 26, the Durand-Hedden House, Maplewood’s Historic House Museum, is looking for volunteers to help with planting dozens of young trees throughout historic Grasmere Park. J. Todd Lamm, the New Jersey Certified Tree Expert who cares for the trees and shrubs on the grounds, said that the saplings, red oaks and white pines, will be donated by the New Jersey Tree Foundation, a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to developing community forestry activities and providing trees to public lands in New Jersey.
The extensive exhibit After The Hickories: Roosevelt Park that graced the Durand-Hedden House for most of 2012 traces the transformation of one hundred bucolic acres in the foothills of Orange Mountain from pre-Revolutionary farmland to their days as a grand 19th century country retreat to their new life as a fashionable early-20th century neighborhood still thriving today.