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 5, 2016, 1:00 PM
The American Flag carries great meaning at this time, at home and throughout the world. The oldest and largest flag company in the United States, the Annin Flagmakers, which dates back to 1847, has its headquarters in Roseland, New Jersey. It is known for its custom hand sewn (versus printed) flags and not only produces the American flag, but those of the 50 States as well as of most of the countries overseas. In honor of Flag Day, Joe Vallone, the retired manager of the Annin plant in Verona, will speak on the histories of the American flag and the Annin Flagmakers and how the flag is produced.