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.

 


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March 11, 2018, 1:00 PM

Maisie Brews a Business- 1920 Tea Rooms

Tea rooms were enormously popular in the first half of the 20th century and are a fascinating aspect of women’s history. Most were owned or managed by women and in the 1920s especially, tea rooms became the fashionable places for women to meet friends in small towns, big cities and suburbs. Several flourished in Maplewood and South Orange including the well-known Washington Inn. Historic interpreter Maureen OConnor Leach will take on the voice of a 1925 matron who is planning to open a Tea Room and will provide the audience with a view into the challenges faced by women who were stepping out of the home and into the business world.


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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.


The Durand-Hedden House is inviting bakers and confectioners of all ages to take part in their 2nd annual Gingerbread House Competition. Individuals, families, and food professionals are invited to enter. Any structure – real or imaginary – is eligible. Entries will be exhibited at Durand-Hedden from December 10 and 16 - 17 and then at the Hilton library branch from December 19 to January 18.


The Country Store is open Sundays 12-5.

New store volunteers being sought, contact Maria at heningburg@aol.com or 973-698-3308 for more information.

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Thank you to all who participated and to everyone who came and viewed the incredible creations. We were thrilled and captivated by each and every unique entry. The Goring Family took home the Grand Prize for their "Home Sweet Home", judges cited the attention to detail of traditional house and garden. Sonya and Olivia Selig's intricate and imaginative "Japanese Wintery Tea Garden" won Second Place in the Adult category.

If you missed seeing these beautiful works of art you still have a chance, they are on display at the Hilton Library until January 17th.


The Durand-Hedden House is inviting bakers and confectioners of all ages to take part in their 4th annual Gingerbread House Competition. Individuals, families, and food professionals are invited to enter. Any structure – real or imaginary – is eligible. Entries will be exhibited at Durand-Hedden from December 11 and 17 - 18 and then at the Hilton library branch from December 19 to January 17.