From Parlor to Attic – an informal afternoon dedicated to the history Durand-Hedden
Learn more about Maplewood’s historic house museum
May 2017 – Have you ever wondered how Durand-Hedden House became Maplewood’s historic house museum? When it was built? Who lived there?
Join us on Sunday, May 7, from 1pm to 4pm for an informal afternoon of exploring Durand-Hedden’s nooks, crannies, and collections. Find answers to these questions and others such as:
• Did famous artist Asher B. Durand have anything to do with the house?
• What were the rooms used for?
• How did that implement work?
• Was the house restored and, if so, how did it look before?
• Who runs Durand-Hedden and can I be a part of it?
The event is free. Donations are appreciated. After the program, at 4:15pm, there will be a brief Annual Meeting for members.
Exhibit on Maplewood
Be sure to also see the fascinating exhibit on the history of the College Hill neighborhood From Farm to Suburb: The Birth of College Hill which will close June 5th.
Check out our Country Store’s historic-themed treasures: early American games, books, and toys; facsimile documents; quill pens and ink; historic cookbooks; cookie molds; tin lanterns; and reproductive decorative items and ceramics. You’ll also discover the hard-to-find original Doors of Maplewood poster, Smile: A Pictorial History of Olympic Park 1887-1965, and the new acid-free reproduction of the charming 1931 Map of Maplewood.
About Durand-Hedden House and Garden
Durand-Hedden House is dedicated to telling the history of the development of Maplewood and the surrounding area in new and engaging ways. It is located in Grasmere Park at 523 Ridgewood Road in Maplewood. For more information or to arrange group tours call 973-763-7712. You can also visit our website at durandhedden.org and find us on Facebook and Twitter.