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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June 7, 2015, 1:00 PM
Oh for the simple pleasures of yester-year – like savoring the taste of a fresh peach ice cream cone on a warm spring day at Gruning’s ice cream parlor in South Orange or sharing a deluxe chocolate ice cream soda with a friend after school at The Top in Maplewood. Visit Durand-Hedden for a relaxed afternoon of fun recalling these adored community institutions that were a center of social life in the two towns.