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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February 12, 2017, 2:00 PM

Disaster! Stories of Destruction and Death in 19th Century New Jersey

The deadliest storm to strike the East Coast since Hurricane Diane in 1955, Sandy killed 37 people and caused more than $30 million in damages in 2012 in New Jersey alone. But earlier centuries had their own major catastrophes. Speaker Alan Siegel brings viewers face-to- face with many natural and human caused calamities between 1821 and 1906 ranging from train accidents to wild uncontrolled fires.

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 Country Store is open additional hours for the holidays:

Friday 12/23 12-5 pm
Saturday 12/24 10am-3pm
Saturday 12/31 10am-3pm

Regular hours will resume on January 7.

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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.

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.