October 26, 2014, 1:00 PM
For over 100 years, movies have played a part in the lives of Americans, entertaining, moving and inspiring us. Stop by Durand-Hedden to view the exhibit: The Maplewood Theater: Its Forgotten Saga. Also view short silent comedies that tickled the fancy of Maplewoodians in the 1920s or settle in to watch the rousing award winning film of the musical 1776, which retells the struggle of our founding fathers to declare independence from Britain.
The Durand-Hedden House is currently being repainted. Thanks to The Village Green and Mary Mann for this wonderful article about the project.
Each April, through the influence of arborist Todd Lamm, Durand-Hedden has celebrated Arbor Day by planting trees in Grasmere Park. Arbor Day was founded 135 years ago in Nebraska by Sterling Morton and is now a major national and international event. In 2013, through the help of the NJ Tree Foundation we placed native White Pine and Red Oak saplings throughout the grounds and are eagerly watching their growth. This spring we planted two pink flowering dogwoods along the drive.
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.