September 1, 2022


Dear Durand-Hedden Association Members and Supporters,


As the Durand-Hedden House begins our 2022-2023 season, we are pleased to introduce our new website at Although it is still partly in development, we hope that the new layout and organization will help you find new and interesting information, as well as revisit past exhibitions on the history of Maplewood neighborhoods, the Post Office, and more. You'll also find information about our upcoming programs.


On September 18, artist Karen Fuchs will work with children and adults on botanical printmaking, discovering and exploring patterns of art in nature.

On October 2, join us in Grasmere park as a select group of plein air landscape painters creates beautiful works of art. Walk the grounds as you learn about technique, color choices, and other aspects of the creative process. A display of these artists' work will fill the Durand-Hedden House, alongside those of Asher B. Durand, the famed Hudson River School artist who grew up in our town. If you would like to be considered to be one of these artists, see the entry form on our website.


Follow our website which will be updated frequently with additional upcoming events.

Each event is made more interesting and exciting by the people who work with us in creating and mounting the exhibits (no experience necessary!), as well as visitors of all ages who come to enjoy them and to learn new, intriguing information about the history of our community. There are often activities for children, and the Country Store offers a growing array of unique gifts and books for everyone.


You can also join or renew your membership online at The membership year runs from September to August. Whether you are a new or continuing member, your contributions are critical in helping Durand-Hedden to develop interesting programming and to maintain the House and the collections at our Maplewood archive, the Robert H. Grasmere Local History Center.


If you want to share your time or talents as a volunteer, please write to us at


We look forward to seeing you!

Gail R. Safian

President, Durand-Hedden House Board of Trustees

P.S. Please feel free to download the 2022-2023 Program Calendar.