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Durand-Hedden House & Garden

Ongoing Exhibit: "Charm and Necessity: Maplewood Village Since 1888"

“Charm and Necessity: Maplewood Village since 1888,” an extensive exhibit on the history of Maplewood Village, continues to be on display at the Durand-Hedden House, Maplewood’s historic house museum.

Ongoing Exhibit: "Charm and Necessity: Maplewood Village Since 1888"
Ongoing Exhibit: "Charm and Necessity: Maplewood Village Since 1888"

Time & Location

Apr 23, 2023, 1:00 PM – May 21, 2023, 4:00 PM

Durand-Hedden House & Garden, 523 Ridgewood Rd, Maplewood, NJ 07040, USA

About the event

“Charm and Necessity: Maplewood Village since 1888” is an extensive exhibit on the history of Maplewood Village. It continues to be on display at the Durand-Hedden House, Maplewood’s historic house museum. The Village, small-scale and walkable, has been a centerpiece of Maplewood life since the late 19th century – providing food and other provisions, access to travel and education, banking and postal services, entertainment and a place for community interaction.

Be transported back in time through rarely seen photographs alongside meticulously researched history, bringing our shared past to life. This exhibit explores over a century of the history of the Village, its buildings, merchants, and its much-loved character. A special section on the development of Jefferson Village, in the 1790s, includes fascinating insight into the spirit of patriotism that swept the new country in the years after the Revolutionary War.

As a crowning glory, in April 2022 Maplewood Village had the honor of being listed on both the National and New Jersey Registers of Historic Places, the official lists of our state’s and the nation's historic places worthy of preservation.

Visit the exhibit at one of Durand-Hedden’s monthly Open Houses this winter. The next one is January 22, 2023.  Check the website, durandhedden.org, for details. Admission to the program as well as to the house is free.

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