President's Letter

As the Durand-Hedden House begins our 2022-2023 season, we are pleased to introduce our new website. Although it is still in development, we hope that the new layout and organization will help you find out lots of new and interesting information.

Over the years we have mounted some very exciting exhibitions about such topics as the history of various neighborhoods around town, the Maplewood Theater (which we hope will come back to life in the not-too-distant future), and the development of the Post Office. We want to make it easier for you to find and view these exhibitions.  

You'll also find information about our upcoming programs, starting on September 18th with the very talented artist Karen Fuchs, who will work with both children and adults on botanical printmaking and help them discover patterns of art in nature.

On October 2, a small group of talented en plein air landscape painters will fill Grasmere Park with excitement, as they create beautiful works of art as visitors walk among them and learn about technique, color choices and many other secrets of the creative process. An exhibition of these artists' work will fill the Durand-Hedden House, along side those of Asher B. Durand, the famed Hudson River School artist who grew up in our neighborhood.


Watch this space for more information as the fall progresses. Lots of new and exciting things will be happening here!

Gail R. Safian

President, Durand-Hedden House Board of Trustees