Sun. Dec. 11 Gingerbread House Contest Display and Other Holiday Season Fun

Kids, Families, Adults! Celebrate the season at the Durand-Hedden House, on December 11 from 1 to 4 p.m">p.m. The creative entries of the 2016 Durand-Hedden Gingerbread House competition (our 4th year) will be on display (as well as on December 17 and 18 (at the Country Store) and at the Hilton Library December 19 through January 17.) Contestants must enter by December 9. (See this website for details and an entry form. Please note that a Little Ones category has been added this year.) On the 11th also bring a camera to catch a photo of your children with a live Victorian Santa.

The Country Store has special inexpensive gifts for family, friends and teachers, while benefiting the Durand-Hedden House. The historic-themed selection includes such items as early American children’s games and toys, facsimile documents, quill pens and ink, historic cookbooks, cookie molds, tin lanterns, reproductive decorative items and ceramics, local honey and Original 1910 Chocolate Fudge Sauce. Also available are the 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. For more information call 973-763-7712 or visit

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