DNA, Genetics and Genealogy

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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Maplewood History

Next Event

April 28, 2019, 1:00 PM

Shuttles, Spindle and Flyer Wheels: Hand spinning and Weaving in the 21st Century

The Essex County Hand Spinners Guild will demonstrate the magical art of spinning fibers into yarn on hand spindles and spinning wheels, some antique or traditional in appearance, and some contemporary that have a modern look. Weavers will also demonstrate how cloth is made on a variety of looms. Visitors will also be invited to try their hands at spinning and weaving.


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