December 6, 2015, 1:00 PM
All ages will enjoy the 2015 display of inventive entries to the annual Durand-Hedden Gingerbread House Competition. Interested in being a contestant? Enter by December 3. Catch a photo of your children with our real live “Victorian Santa.” Shop the Country Store to find inexpensive and unique gifts for family, friends and teachers.
Nov 23, 2015
Now open Saturdays and Sundays, 12-5 pm.
Unique gifts for the holidays, local and handmade.
Wide selection of books on New Jersey history:
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.
Oct 25, 2015
We had a wonderful program today with the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers. Thanks to them and to everyone who came out to join us.
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.
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.