The first evening, a reception was held at the lovely home of Lloyd and Ashlin Smith. On Saturday morning, we boarded a chartered bus with K. Edward Lay as our guide. The drive up the country mountain roads were difficult with trees brushing along the sides. Cheers were offered for the bus driver. We toured Round Top and Redlands. We stopped for lunch at Michie Tavern. We were served a pioneer meal with ladies dressed in period costumes. After lunch, we toured Blenheim & Blenheim Winery. Dinner was served on the covered pation at Ivy Inn. A tour of the University of Virginia was our treat the following day!

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Agenda

The Carter Society
Annual Meeting and Reunion

Schedule

September 12-14, 2008
Charlottesville, Virginia

Friday, September 12

1:00 - 4:00 pm 

Check-in to the Comfort Inn Monticello 

5:00 - 8:00 pm

Reception (Dressy-casual attire) at Lloyd and Ashlin Smith's historic home, 620 Park Street, Charlottesville. Bring copies of family trees, pictures to share with others. Hors d'oeuvres and cocktails will be served. A time to meet and greet. 

Map and directions in back of program.

Saturday, September 13

7:30 am  Breakfast at the Comfort Inn 
8:30 am  Board our touring bus at the Comfort Inn. Our guide, K Edward Lay, will point out many sites of interest as we travel within the Carter Land Grant on Carter's Mountain. Our comfortable, air conditioned bus will allow us to hear Mr. Lay's comments en route and allow us to visit properties with limited parking space.
8:45 pm

Bus departs Comfort Inn 

9:15 am Round Top (1836) home of Benjamin Franklin Randolph and wife Sarah Champe Carter. 
10:15 am

Bus departs Round Top

10:30 am

Redlands (1798), exquisite home of Robert Carter and Polly Coles. Inhabited by the local Carter family since it was built.

12:15 pm Bus departs Redlands
12:45 pm Lunch at Michie Tavern (1770s), gift shop on the premises.
2:30 pm Blenheim and Blenheim Winery, site of Edward Carter's original home which burned circa 1840. Many original plantation structures still stand and are being renovated. Current house built by Andrew Stevenson, U.S. Speaker of the House in 1846. A tour of the Blenheim Winery follows the plantation tour.
4:30 pm Bus departs Blenheim 
5:00 pm Return to Comfort Inn 
6:00 - 7:15 pm Carter Society General meeting at the Comfort Inn
7:30 pm Leave by car for the dinner at the Ivy Inn outside on the patio (may need sweaters or bug spray). Map and directions in back of program. 
8:00 pm  Dinner at the Ivy Inn 
10:00 pm Carter Society Board members meet at the Comfort Inn to elect officers for the 2008 - 2010 term. 

Sunday, September 14

8:00 am Breakfast at the Comfort Inn, 2008 - 2010 officers introduced
9:00 - 10:00 am Talk at Comfort Inn by Edmund Berkeley on Rotert King Carter. website: http://etext.virginia.edu/users/berkeley
10:15 am

Hotel check out

10:45 am Leave by car for the University grounds. There is paid parking at the Emmet Street garage. Wear walking shoes. See directions in back of program.
11:00 am Tour of historic University of Virginia Grounds by K. Edward Lay. We will meet as a group in the West Oval room of the Rotunda.
12:30 pm  Our schedule ends with a buffet lunch at University of Virginia Newcomb Hall. Meal not covered by registration fee, approximately $10.00 per person.