What an exciting location for the reunion! We toured The College of William and Mary, Bruton Parish Church, the exterior of the Robert Carter III house, Nelson Galt House, Grace Church in Yorktown, Nelson House Garden, Fairfield, Rosewell and Toddsbury. Dinner was served at the Mathe Yacht Club. Our keynote speaker, Mary Washington, spoke on "Archeological Reconstruction of Corotoman".
The 2007 Reunion Program can be downloaded as a large pdf file (29.2 MB) here.
The Carter Society
Annual Meeting and Reunion
June 21-24, 2007
Gloucester, Middlesex, and the Historic Triangle of Virginia:
Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Jamestown
Thursday, June 21
Registration in the Duke of Gloucester Meeting Room - Comfort Inn, Gloucester, Virginia. Time for discussions, tree sharing, and displays of personal mementoes.
|5:30 PM||Happy Hour. Snacks, wine, and soft drinks will be served. Cash Contributions will cover the expense of alcoholic drinks, on an individual basis.|
|6:00 pm||Light dinner of pizza from Anna's Pizza.|
|7:00 pm||Guest speaker Ms. Karla K. Bruno, author of Mischiefs and Miseries: a novel of Jamestown 1607, will talk about Jamestown's beginnings.|
|9:00 pm||Pre-Board Meeting, Bob Brown, Board Chairman, place to be announced.|
Friday, June 22
|7:00 or 7:15 am||[Breakfast on your own.] Leave Comfort Inn with designated drivers to carpool to Yorktown, park at Grace Church, and board Newton's Bus at 8:00 am. Note: There is a one-way charge of $2.00 to return over the Coleman Bridge. See Map for directions.|
|9:00 am||Arrive by bus at The College of William and Mary in Colonial Williamsburg. There will be guided tours of the Wren Building, including the basement, which is thought to be the design that Corotoman was built on, and tours of the President's House at The College of William and Mary.|
|11:00 am||Tour of Bruton Parish Church and the exterior of the Robert Carter III House.|
|12:00 noon||Arrive at Shields Tavern in Colonial Williamsburg for box lunch.|
View the Nelson-Galt House.
|1:30 pm||Board the bus for Yorktown.|
|2:00 pm||Bus will take us to Grace Church in Yorktown for tour of church and cemetery.|
Visit the Nelson House garden. Page Warden will give a talk entitled "What's in a Name?" Tickets from Visitor's Center are required to enter the Nelson House.
|6:00 pm||Dinner at the Carrot Tree in the Cole-Diggs House and explore Yorktown.|
|8:00 pm||Return to the Comfort Inn by carpool as pre-arranged.|
Saturday, June 23
|8:00 am||[Breakfast on your own.] Leave the Comfort Inn by car pool for Fairfield See map for directions.|
|8:30 am||Tour Fairfield and Rosewell, ruins of Robert "King" Carter daughter's homes.|
|12:00 noon - 1:30 pm||Lunch at the Abingdon Episcopal Church with lunch provided by River Gourmet. Tour Abingdon Church and cemetery.|
|2:00 pm||Visit Toddsbury, the home of Breck and Mary Montague, Thomas Carter and Robert Carter descendants, respectively. Former home of Mrs. Gay Montague Moore.|
|4:00 pm||Proceed to Mathews Yacht Club (long pants and collared shirts requested for men) for the TCS General Meeting, conducted by Bob Lumsden, TCS Vice President. See map for directions.|
|6:00 pm||Enjoy dinner provided by the Mathews Yacht Club.|
|8:00 pm||Keynote speaker will be Dr. Carter Hudgins from the University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Virginia. He will speak on the "Archeological Reconstruction of Corotoman, the home of Robert 'King' Carter."|
|9:00 pm||Return to Gloucester. Board members will meet at the home of Bob Warren.|
Sunday, June 24
|9:00 am||Church Service at Abingdon Church for those wishing to attend.|
|11:00 am||Brunch at Olivia's near Gloucester Court House Square.|
|1:00 pm||Choose to go to Jamestown (use your National Park Pass) or join our TCS organized tour of Christ Church in Middlesex County (no passes required). Thomas Carter descendant Gay Montague Moore was instrumental in the 20th Century reconstruction and decoration of this very early colonial church.|
|6:00 pm||Dinner at Seawell's Ordinary for those remaining.|
See the Membership Directory for contact information.
|Brown, Robert F & Patricia||Carter, Betsy Caylor||Carter, Marie||Carter, Randolph|
|Carter, Ronald K.||Carter, Wallace||Durst, John Edmond||Gunn, Margaret & Ken Levine|
|Kirby, Martha & J. Ray Kirby||Lumsden, Robert D.||Lurk, Christine & Paul Lurk||Rawlins, Charles (Bud)|
|Smith, Lloyd Jr. & Ashlin Smith||Smith, Nicholas||Wade, Fay Parrish||Warner, Charles W.|
|Warren, Robert & Sandra Warren|
|Poole, Ralph||Rianhard, Bill||Schultz, Kathy & Fred Schultz||Warden, Page Laubach|