Elias Wade Durand (American 1824-1908) The Birthplace of Asher B. Durand (detail), before 1854, Maplewood Memorial Library, Maplewood New Jersey, Gift of Louis Durand Morris
Note: The Durand-Hedden House, owned by Henry Durand, is the house in the background.


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May 18, 2014, 1:00 PM

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Membership in the Durand-Hedden House & Garden Association is open to all. Please consider your membership an invitation to join us as a volunteer or docent educator.

Our popular Country Store, which in the past has only been available on Durand-Hedden program days, will now be open on Fridays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. beginning February 7. The Country Store features a diverse selection of merchandise including reproduction early American toys, redware, tinware, specialty books, Maplewoodiana, and items specific to Durand-Hedden programming. Come in soon to take advantage of our "Barn Sale," where we'll be offering amazing discounts to make room for new merchandise. All proceeds benefit Durand-Hedden's restoration and programs.

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.