The deadline is approaching to sign up for the 61st annual Germanna Reunion, but it is not yet too late for you to join in this stimulating, exciting, and fun weekend gathering July 12-15, 2018.
You are a part of this wonderful nationwide and international “family of families.” Reunion is the ideal opportunity to meet cousins, learn more about our shared heritage, visit sites familiar to your ancestors, eat traditional foods, and have a grand time.
The program this year offers many familiar activities and some new ones. Friday bus tours will visit the First and Second Colony settlement areas in Fauquier and Madison Counties, but for the first time will include a tour to the Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia at Staunton, in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Here you will visit actual farm houses of German, Scotch-Irish, English, and African settlers of the Virginia frontier in the 1700s, including one typical of those left behind by the 1714 and 1717 Germanna colonists.
The Rector-Fishback descendants will gather for the first time at an afternoon reception similar to that which the Clore descendants have held for several years.
The “Oktoberfest in July” at Salubria one evening features German music and a German buffet supper prepared by the famous Bavarian Chef restaurant.
The Saturday Conference at the Daniel Center in Culpeper offers a fine selection of speakers, including one about the pirate Blackbeard, who terrified coastal settlements, and whose capture Lt. Gov. Spotswood brought about.
Full details and registration information and opportunity may be found HERE.
The last day to register is Sunday, June 8, 2018. To receive discounted rates at the hotels, you must make your hotel reservations by Tuesday, June 12, 2018.