Mark your calendars now! Thursday, 13 July through Sunday 16 July is the weekend for the many events of this important Germanna Reunion year, celebrating the 300th anniversary of the arrival of the 1717 Second Germanna Colony.
Cathi Clore Frost and her Reunion Committee have met in October 2016 and January 2017 to lay plans for this celebration. Members will be receiving a mailing with full details and registration information soon.
Rooms have been blocked for Germanna at special rates at the Best Western, Culpeper, Holiday Inn Express, Culpeper, Quality Inn, Culpeper, and Holiday Inn Express in Orange as of press time. We plan to add a couple of Fredericksburg motels as well. If you know that you will be attending, it would be wise to go ahead and book, and be sure to identify yourself for the special Germanna Foundation rate.
Here is the schedule in brief:
July 12, 2017
4:00-6:00 pm: Trustee Reception (by invitation)
July 13, 2017
1:00-5:00 pm: Registration and Visitor Center Open House
3:30-5:30 pm: Clore Family Gathering
6:00-9:00 pm: Oktoberfest Welcome Dinner
July 14, 2017
8:30 am-4:30 pm: Heritage Tour including visit to Fort Germanna / Enchanted Castle Site
1:00-4:00 pm: Fort Germanna / Enchanted Castle Site Open
6:00-9:00 pm: Dinner
July 15, 2017
8:00 am-4:00 pm: Kids Colonial Camp (ages 6-14)
8:30 am-3:30 pm: Historical & Genealogical Conference
6:00-10:00 pm: Banquet and Auction
July 16, 2017
10:00-11:30 am: Worship at Hebron Lutheran Church
Noon-2:00 pm: Annual Meeting and Lunch
More details to come.
Past Germanna Reunions:
- The 2014 Reunion & Conference of the Germanna Foundation was featured in one of Germany’s largest Sunday broadcasts. Listen in here, and read along with the provided text (you can paste the link into Google Translate to get a decent translation of the transcript).
- Photos from the 2014 Reunion
- 2014 Germanna Conference/Reunion Brochure (.pdf)