Tired of the crass commercialism of the modern holiday season?
Visit the Durand-Hedden House on Sunday, Dec. 4 (at 1 p.m.) for and enjoy the holidays as they would have been observed two hundred years ago. Local historians will be on hand, preparing holiday treats that would have been offered to family and friends during the 1800s. (You just might get a sample!)
There will be live music in the Victorian Parlor bedecked with holiday evergreens. You can even get a little low-key holiday shopping done at the Country Store, a source of unique gifts and books for the family. The exhibit The Maplewood Woman’s Club: A Century of Service to Country and Community will also be on view.
The and surrounding Grasmere Park were designated a Maplewood Historic Landmark in 2006. The Durand-Hedden House and Garden Association is dedicated to telling the story of the development of Maplewood and the surrounding area in new and engaging ways.
For more information, call 973-763-7712. The Durand-Hedden House is located at 523 Ridgewood Road in Maplewood. The event is free, but donations are appreciated.