March 10, 2013, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Curious about your family’s roots? Researched as far as you can on Ancestry.com? Come to Durand-Hedden to learn about how DNA testing helps determine genetic relationships between people and connections to our ancestors. Longtime genealogist Steve Perkins will demystify Y-DNA, mtDNA and Geno.2 0. He also has answers to the “eternal” question of whether Maplewood’s Ball family was kin to George Washington’s.
From 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. visitors will also be able to view, After the Hickories: Roosevelt Park, a major research exhibit on the history of the Roosevelt Park section of Maplewood, for the last time and the Country Store will be open, with its unique selection of souvenirs and books.
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May 3, 2015, 1:00 PM
Did you know that a key event of the American Revolution happened right on the doorstep of Maplewood/South Orange? In fact the Battle of Springfield in 1780 is seen by many as a turning point in the War for Independence. To see some of the nearby battle-related sites yourself, put on your walking shoes and join Durand-Hedden for a moderately paced 1-mile “history hike”.