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.


Next Event

October 25, 2015, 1:00 PM

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers

Rich in history and wide in appeal, the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers will perform traditional American Indian dance and music from tribal groups found throughout the United States.

Support Us

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.

The Durand-Hedden house invites bakers and confectioners of all ages – individuals, families, food professionals – to take part in its 2015 Gingerbread House Competition. Any structure – real or imaginary – is eligible. Interested in being a contestant? Enter by December 3. Winners will be revealed at the December 6 open house.  Entries will be exhibited at Durand-Hedden from December 6 to 13 and then at the Hilton library branch from December 14 to January 16.

2015-2016 Programs

Sep 29, 2015

We are pleased to launch our 2015-2016 program year, as always an exploration of our rich local and natural history. In October we welcome the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers. The highlight of November will be an enlightening introduction to the history and wonders of the City of Newark, which turns 350 next year. In December our Gingerbread House Contest and Meet Santa day, once again are sure to be hits of the holiday season. More details about the Fall Open Houses and events are on the Events page.

Tune in Wednesday, September 30 at 8PM for the second episode of Drive By History featuring the Durand Hedden grounds and a short interview with Board Member Helen Kensinger on your local PBS affiliate station.

Where to watch:
Cablevision Optimum – Channel 8
Comcast – Channel 23 (SD), 261 and 800 (HD)
Time Warner in NJ – Channel 23 (SD), 1223 (HD)
Verizon Fios – Channel 23 (SD), 523 (HD)

We hope everyone is staying safe on this snow day. Check out these vintage NJ winter scenes.