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

November 23, 2014, 1:00 PM

In Living Color: A History of House Paints in America

Calling all house-proud Maplewood residents! Need some ideas for paint colors? This profusely illustrated talk at 2:00 p.m. by preservation consultant and Columbia University Professor Janet W. Foster provides a fascinating look at the materials and colors of historic American architecture. Learn how the paint history on this particular house provides a great starting point for examining the trends that made architecture in the past both beautiful and fashionable.

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 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.