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 in Williamsburg.
Below are our tentative plans:
Arrive Thursday, July 25th
Friday, July 26th — visit Whitemarsh and St. Luke’s Church. Probably a cook out that night.
Saturday, July 27th — Jamestowne Society luncheon meeting. Bridger cousins are welcome to attend as guests of BFA members who are JS members.
Probably tour Jamestowne Rediscovery in afternoon.
Bridger Family Association dinner meeting at Doubletree Hotel.
Sunday, July 28th — Church services at Historic Jamestowne Memorial Church, Jamestowne Island. Afternoon probably a catered meal on Jamestowne Island.
Monday, July 29th — Celebration of the 400th anniversary of the first representative assembly in the western hemisphere at Jamestowne. (Reenactment of first legislative assembly.)
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/