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

May 17, 2020, 1:00 PM

Honoring the Hard-won Fight for Votes for Women

This year marks the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in the U.S. Join us to see an exhibit on the 70-year struggle for woman’s suffrage in New Jersey and the nation. Learn about the many women, White and African American, who fought to make it happen. Meet NJ activist and suffragist Alice Paul (interpreted by Alisa Dupuy), and see a 1913 vintage suffragist’s dress. The League Women Voters will be on hand to talk about their work since 1920 to expand voter access.

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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.

As you well know, the novel coronavirus pandemic is affecting us all. We have tentatively postponed our event honoring the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage to May 17th, and hope that we will also be able to have the Juneteenth Celebration on June 7th. We will post updates here as things evolve. Programs on the Battle of Springfield and the Evolution of the American Flag will be rescheduled to next year.

In the meantime, we thought you might be interested in information about the 1918-1919 Influenza Pandemic, part of our World War I exhibit in 2017-2018. At that time, troop movements helped to spread the disease. That pandemic killed more than 50 million people around the world, including 675,000 in the United States and 22,000 in New Jersey.

Durand-Hedden and the South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race created an extensive exploration of the History of Slavery in New Jersey. The exhibit was done in conjunction with our 2019 program on Juneteenth, the African American celebration of the end of slavery, and you can view it here.