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National Society of Claiborne Family Descendants 2019 Reunion
Jamestown and Williamsburg
Saturday, July 27 through Monday, July 29, 2019
Williamsburg Lodge, 310 South England Street, Williamsburg
Reunion Theme: “William Claiborne: Mover and Shaker at the Epicenter of a New World”


Saturday, July 27th
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Registration and Hospitality at the home of Clai Bachmann. Some early Claiborne Society memorabilia will be on display. Check into Williamsburg Lodge - Dinner and evening on your own with Claiborne and Cliborn relatives and friends.

Sunday, July 28th
9:00 am to 12:00 Noon
Meet in the Williamsburg Lodge Lobby to board bus departing at 9:00 am for Historic Jamestown. Claiborne Society Activities upon arrival at Historic Jamestown will include, with guide, Jamestown Fort, brick Church with marble memorial to William Claiborne, the Museum of artifacts and the new historical information. A walking tour of the New town area, with interpreter, and the Ambler Mansion ruins, will complete the tour of Historic Jamestown.

12:00 Noon to 1:00 pm
Lunch at the Dale House Café at Historic Jamestown or leave for Jamestown Settlement cafeteria. (TBD)

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Board bus for Jamestown Settlement – Museum, movie, rebuilt village, Indian village, ships, gardens – showing what Jamestown and the surrounding area was like in the 17th Century

4:00 pm
Bus returns to Williamsburg Lodge.
Dinner and evening on your own to explore Williamsburg and rekindle friendships

Monday, July 29th
9:00 am to 12:00 Noon
9:00 am - Meet in the Lodge Lobby to board bus departing for the Muscarelle Museum to view a painting of William Claiborne - given to the William & Mary Library in 1904. (Possible project for the Claiborne Family Descendants). 10;00 - Board Bus to visit the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum including the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum.

12:00 Noon to 1:00 pm
Lunch at the Museum cafeteria. Return to galleries on your own.

1:45 pm – Return to Williamsburg Lodge

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Business meeting in the Lodge

2:00 pm
Call to Order
Invocation Welcome
Minutes of the last Reunion
Web Site Report
3:00 pm
Nominating Committee Recommendations
New Business (portrait?)
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Genealogical Research Report (review of what we know and questions)
Discussion of timing/ideas/location for Next Reunion
Benediction & Adjournment

6:30 pm to 10:00 pm - Banquet and Speaker in Lodge
6:30 pm Wine and cheese
7:00 pm Banquet
7:45 pm Installation of New Officers
Remarks (by new president)
Announcement of the Dr. Claiborne Smith Award (President)

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Keynote Speaker
Closing Remarks (current President)
9:00 pm – 10:00 pm New Officers Meet

Tuesday, July 30th – Check out 11:00 am - On your own
Some Claiborne Society Members may wish to attend the American Evolution Event 1619-2019, at Historical Jamestown in the early morning; Check out timing will need to accommodate an early arrival for those choosing to attend the Historic Jamestown event. (time TBD)