Celebrating Juneteenth –June 19th, 2021

May 14, 2021

The Durand-Hedden House, in partnership with the South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race, will host a Juneteenth celebration on Saturday, June 19th, as part of a MAPSO-wide program. Come to see historical reenactors from the Civil War era, be inspired by a group of Black poets, and visit the exhibit on the History of Slavery in New Jersey.

Due to the pandemic, visitors to the Durand-Hedden House and Grasmere Park will need to make timed reservations through the Maplewood Township Recreation Department. Please use this link to make a reservation for a one-hour time slot between 11 am and 2:45 pm: https://maplewood.recdesk.com/Community/Program?category=9

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Black History

Slavery in New Jersey: A Troubled History is an illustrated 40-page book that traces the evolution of slavery in New Jersey, which began with Dutch settlement in the seventeenth century and continued through the end of the Civil War.

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