Rushlight Club 2010 Fall Meeting - October 8-9 - Williamsburg, Virginia

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Rushlight Club 2010 Fall Meeting - October 8-9 - Williamsburg, Virginia

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Rushlight Club 2010 Fall Meeting
October 8th and 9th, Williamsburg, Virginia
Hotel: Holiday Inn Patriot
Address: 3032 Richmond Road
Williamsburg, Virginia

Phone: 757-565-2600 or Toll Free 800-446-6001
Website: Holiday Inn Patriot

A special room rate of $69.00 per night is available for the meeting dates and a couple of days before and after the meeting. Make your reservations now as this is a football weekend in Williamsburg.

Meeting Schedule:

Friday, October 8th: On your own. Buy your passes at the Williamsburg Visitors' Center. Passes are $30.00 for a one day pass, $35.00 for a two day pass and $50.00 for a one year pass. Park at the Visitors' Center and take the free shuttle bus to the historic district. There are numerous buildings and attractions to see: Governor's Palace and gardens, the Colonial Capital (the only public site in the US that flies the British Flag), Geo Wythe house, several other colonial homes (most homes are open on a two day cycle), Raleigh Tavern, grist mill, brick yard, print shop, paper maker's shop, shoe shop, silver smith, blacksmith, apothecary shop, wig maker's shop, "fair" on the mall, colonial court building, Bruton Parish Church, Folk Art Museum, old hospital, William and Mary Campus, gift and craft shops, carriage rides around town, at least one kitchen with hearth cooking at noon, old jail, evening events like colonial theater productions or concerts. In the mornings, there are actors on the streets enacting historic events. Use your passes to come and go and to enter buildings and museums.

Colonial Williamsburg Website: www.history.org

Besides Williamsburg, there is Jamestown (first settlement reconstructed and a good museum) and Yorktown with visitors’ center (where General Washington accepted the surrender of the British forces) There are several colonial James River Plantations within a short drive (look at the pamphlet section at the Visitors’ Center.) Most have been beautifully maintained or restored, including the Shirley Plantation, Berkeley (home of Harrison family, two US presidents), Stratford Hall (home of the Lee family-two signers of the Declaration of Independence; Robert E. Lee was born there), Wakefield (reconstructed birthplace of Washington), Carter’s Grove (if open) home of President Tyler, and others.

Friday afternoon, Oct. 8th: Board meeting at the hotel.

Friday evening, Oct 8th: Dinner at Maribella’s Italian Restaurant, 207 By-Pass Road, Williamsburg, VA, 757-253-8550. Jeffrey Evans, an auctioneer from Western Virginia, is our speaker. He will provide pictures from recent auctions ( Courter), an auction preview (Ed Meyers), and will discuss recent price trends in lighting.

Saturday morning, Oct 9th: 9am – 12, guided tour of the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. Numbers in a group are limited, so we will have one group, composed of the first 26 people who pay for this guided tour. If more that 40 reserve the tour, then we will have two groups. Those who pay for the tour but cannot be accommodated will have their money refunded.

Saturday evening, Oct. 9th: Rushlight banquet at the hotel. The meal will be a buffet. We will have tables for sales, silent auction items, and show and tell. Our after-dinner speaker is Beverly Straube, MA, FSA, part of the archeology team who located James Fort, the first permanent English settlement in the New World. She has been Senior Curator for the Jamestown Rediscovery Archeological Project of APVA Preservation Virginia since 1994. She is especially knowledgeable of 16th and 17th century material culture found on Anglo-American sites with particular emphasis on the Virginia Company sites in Virginia.

For additional information please contact:

Larson Mick Don Schoenly
3101 Anderson Pike OR 260 N Montclair Ave
Signal Mountain, TN 37377-1421 Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-5507
Phone: 423-886-4659 Phone: 630-858-7595
e-mail: mickrlrson@bellsouth.net e-mail: donschoenly@aol.com

Download Meeting Registration Form http://www.rushlight.org/fall2010regform.pdf
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