We will once again be returning to Virginia for the 2019 reunion. Since 2019 is the 400th anniversary of the first legislative assembly in the New World, we thought our members would want to celebrate. Joseph Bridger was a Burgess and after Bacon’s Rebellion he would have been required to build a home on Jamestowne Island to encourage others to return to the island after that event. We don’t know where that home was located; however, many of our members have early Jamestowne ancestors, so we can all help celebrate our nation’s heritage.
The 400th celebration will take place in July, so we will have our reunion in that month also, which is different from our traditional May reunion.
We will be reserving rooms again this year at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 50 Kingsmill Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185. 1-800-222-8733
Below are our tentative plans:
Arrive Thursday, July 25th
Dinner on your own Thursday evening.
Friday, July 26th — 11:00 a.m. Tour St. Luke’s Church, Smithfield
2:00 – Whitemarsh Farm: Meet with Alain Outlaw and his staff to witness the results to date of the archaeological survey which has been ongoing.
6:00 p.m. – BBQ at St. John Episcopal Church Social Hall, 828 Kings Highway, Suffolk, Virginia, 23432 (Located in the historic village of Chuckatuck.)
Saturday, July 27th — Jamestowne Society luncheon meeting. (Luncheon is sold out.)
6:30 p.m. – Bridger Family Association dinner meeting at the Doubletree Hotel.
We’re sorry to say that all the Jamestowne Society activities are sold out.
Watch this page for updates as we get closer to our reunion date.
See this page for more info on the 2019 celebration: https://www.historyisfun.org/jamestown-settlement/2019-commemoration/