Garden Party & Vintage Wedding Lore

June 3, 2007, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Celebrate the coming of summer on the beautiful grounds of Durand-Hedden, Maplewood's historic house museum, with old-fashioned treats, games and exhibits. Enjoy strawberries and ice cream while discovering where Maplewood's prized strawberries grew and how long it takes to hand crank ice cream. Try rhubarb "tea" while strolling the Maplewood Garden Club's herb garden, maintained through the great dedication of its members for more than 25 years.

Marilyn Maxwell May, the creator of the interactive Trunk Tour Reminiscing Programs, will display a selection of bridal gowns dating from the early 1900s to the 1990s to a background of traditional wedding music.

Read more about:

Domestic Arts

Next Event

October 17, 2021, 1:00 PM

The Forgotten Victory: The Battle of Springfield of 1780

Come to the Durand-Hedden House on Sunday, Oct. 17 to learn about the critical Revolutionary War battle of 1780 that was fought just down the road from here, in Vauxhall, the Short Hills, Springfield and Connecticut Farms (Union).

Historian John Kieser will bring to life this often-overlooked conflict, in which the New Jersey militia held off the British and prevented them from getting to Washington’s troops in Morristown.

House and Country Store open 1:00 to 4:00 pm

Presentation at 2:00 pm

Proof of vaccination and masks required.


Support Us

Please support the work of the Durand-Hedden House & Garden Association by joining (or renewing your membership) or by simply making a donation, using the buttons below. Membership is open to all. Please consider your membership to be an invitation to join us as a volunteer or docent educator. We welcome your help in sustaining this valuable community resource.