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

June 5, 2016, 1:00 PM

The History of the American Flag and Annin Flagmakers

The American Flag carries great meaning at this time, at home and throughout the world.  The oldest and largest flag company in the United States, the Annin Flagmakers, which dates back to 1847, has its headquarters in Roseland, New Jersey.  It is known for its custom hand sewn (versus printed) flags and not only produces the American flag, but those of the 50 States as well as of most of the countries overseas.  In honor of Flag Day, Joe Vallone, the retired manager of the Annin plant in Verona, will speak on the histories of the American flag and the Annin Flagmakers and how the flag is produced.

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.

Open Hearth Cooking Rescheduled for March 6

We were excited to get together with all of you for our annual open-hearth cooking demonstration this Sunday. But after considering this weekend's forecast, we have rescheduled for March 6th. We hope you can make it then, and we'll get more information out on that soon.

The Country Store, however, will be open on both Saturday and Sunday (conditions permitting) for regular weekend hours, 12 to 5. Please check our Facebook page and the sign just outside of Durand-Hedden (523 Ridgewood Road, Maplewood) for the latest details.

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.

The Country Store

Nov 23, 2015

Now open Saturdays and Sundays, 12-5 pm.

Unique gifts for the holidays, local and handmade.

  • Gifts from Maplewood and New Jersey
  • Honey from local bees
  • Gruning’s Hot Fudge

Wide selection of books on New Jersey history:

  • By local authors
  • Coloring books
  • Paper doll books
  • Rare books:
    • Smile! about Olympic Park
    • The Uplands Plantation by Bea Herman about Maplewood’s earliest settlers

The famous 1931 Map of Maplewood, full of whimsical drawings, printed on archival paper, available with or without matting

Gifts you won’t find anywhere else.

We had a wonderful program today with the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers. Thanks to them and to everyone who came out to join us.