The time is rapidly approaching for the 2012 Phillip Hamman Family Reunion, Thursday Aug 2 thru Sunday Aug 5, 2012 in Lewisburg, West Virginia. Plan on being there! This may be your only chance to visit the initial homestead area of Phillip and Christina Hamman. A great opportunity to share your family information and photos so bring those along. ACCOMODATIONS: Quality Inn Lewisburg, WV 540 N Jefferson St., Lewisburg, WV 24901 phone: 304-645-7722. We have a block of rooms rooms, group rate, for the "Hamman reunion". Rooms with one king or 2 queen beds, $79 per night. These rooms will be held until the first of July only. (formerly "Brier Inn") Then you're on your own.
SCHEDULE: Thursday Aug 2nd: Tour of the famous Greenbrier Hotel and bunker in White Sulfur Springs. The Greenbrier Co. Historical Society and Genealogical Library are worth checking out. Friday Aug 3rd: Depart 9:00 AM Travel to Greenville WV. (About 1 hour drive). We will take a tour of Cook's Mill, a restored 1800's mill. This mill is located on the site of Valentine Cook's mill. The current mill was built later by descendants of Valentine. Our tour will be led by owner, Fred Ziegler. We will have a picnic lunch in Greenville; visit the area where Phillip lived; will see the site of Cook's Fort. We may visit Rehoboth Church, oldest Methodist Church west of Alleghenies. We plan a stop at the Monroe County Museum and Historical Society in Union. Saturday Aug 4th: Morning, visit Fort Donnelly site, off Radar Valley Road, about 20 mi NE
of Lewisburg. Afternoon, Presentations and group meetings at the Quality Inn, Grassy Meadows meeting room. Evening Banquet, family business, auction and featured speaker. If you have an item for auction, bring it please. We have arranged for Fred Ziegler to speak to us. Fred is the current President of the Monroe County Historical Society and has become quite an expert on the history of the Greenbrier/Monroe counties in the time surrounding the Revolutionary War. Sunday Aug 5th 9:00 AM Group meeting, devotional meeting TRAVEL: Air travel to Lewisburg is a bit challenging. Closest major airports Roanoke VA (ROA) and Charleston WV (CRW) are about 2 hrs from Lewisburg. In checking for airfare, check both destinations, since some fares are cheaper to Roanoke and some are cheaper to Charleston. One could also fly to Beckley WV (BKW), about 1 hour from Lewisburg. If you use United Air, you might check prices to Shenandoah Valley (SHD), near Staunton. Some United Shuttle fares are good (especially Dallas) but this is still 2 hours from Lewisburg. If you are planning on attending, please make your reservations and let us know. If you are interested in seeing the Greenbrier Hotel and bunker on Thursday, also let us know. We need to make a reservation for our group. If you have a topic you would like to present, please let me know.
Any other questions, please contact me. Jim Rose firstname.lastname@example.org
PS: Come for all or any part of this exciting event! All Hamman/all spellings and related families are invited. Just make arrangements with Jim Rose for trips and banquet and/or with the Hotel for accommodations. Phillip & Christina still have many unidentified descendants in the Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia areas and we would love to connect them! We would love to have you as a part of this extended FAMILY!!!!!
Many of us will arrive on 01 August about 3pm…research help available.