Burrell Family Reunion

Aug. 3 to Aug. 5 at Colonial Williamsburg, Va.


Registration Form | We Shall Gather ... | Accommodations | Discounted Historic Area Tickets | Reservations | Preliminary Schedule for Reunion Weekend

We shall gather ...

This is the BIG ONE! We're looking for all members of the BURRELL FAMILY to return to our ancestral home in New Kent County, Virginia, in August 2001.

The Burrell Family Tree includes the White, Morris, Harris, Saunders, Taylor, Scruggs, Hopson, Williams, Lee, Elliott, Bowman, Howell, Thompson, Ortiz and Young branches and all their kin.

Plan now to arrive several days early and bring your entire family for an unforgettable vacation in historic Williamsburg, Va., as we celebrate our own illustrious heritage and history. The highlight of the reunion will be the gathering at Carter's Grove plantation on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001, where our family, as descendants of slaves in the Tidewater area and possibly at Carter's Grove, will be the honored guests of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Throughout the weekend there will be numerous programs, activities and plenty of time for everyone to have fun, share family stories and enjoy meals together. Join in the fun by bringing family photos, games, music, tall stories, letters and hearts full of love for family and history.

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Reunion Hotel and Accommodations

Williamsburg has been an important meeting place for important groups for nearly 300 years, and our family reunion is no exception. We will be staying at the Williamsburg Woodlands and the Governor's Inn.

The Woodlands includes 219 family sized rooms as well as 95 two-room suites with king-sized beds. The Governor's Inn has 200 guest rooms with double beds. These facilities offer the finest meeting rooms, dining leisure and recreational facilities in Virginia.

We have reserved the Governor's Inn guestrooms at the special rate of $89 per night and the Woodlands suites at $99 per night. The new Woodlands (202 guestrooms, 98 suites, outdoor pool), currently under construction, is scheduled to open in July 2001, and we also have reserved guestrooms at the special rate of $129 and suites at $155 per night.

All accommodations include complimentary use of the Fitness Center, which includes an indoor lap pool, exercise equipment, aerobics schedules, spa services and a beauty salon.

Accommodations also include complimentary use of the Colonial Williamsburg shuttle bus service throughout the Historic District, complimentary parking, complimentary morning coffee in the hotel lobby and discounted admission passes to the Historic Area.

Our registration, reception, meetings and banquet and meals will be just steps away in the spacious and tranquil Cascades Meeting Center at the Woodlands.

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Discounted Historic Area Tickets

The hotel offers a "Conference Guest Ticket," which is valid for the duration of our reunion and provides admission to all exhibits. These tickets must be purchased in advance at the cost of $23. The best ticket value is the "Liberty Pass" this is valid for one full year and provides admission to all exhibits at the cost of $55.

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We have reserved a block of 60 rooms. Reservations must be made by calling 1-800-261-9530 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time. Credit card deposits are charged at the time the reservation is made.

Be certain to mention the "BURRELL FAMILY REUNION" when you call. Importantly, the cut-off date for the room block is July 3, 2001. Please make your reservations NOW or as soon as possible so can can block off additional rooms if needed.

Reservations after July 3, 2001, may be confirmed on a space and rate available basis.

Check in time is after 4 p.m. and check-out time is 11 a.m.

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Preliminary Schedule for Reunion Weekend

Friday, Aug. 3 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fun Activities: Busch Gardens, Historic Area, shopping
8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Early Registration (Garden Room)
10 a.m. - noon Workshop: "Researching My Family" (Seminar Room, 2nd Floor)
1:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Registration (Hotel Lobby)
6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Family Sharing Dinner (Ballroom) (Each family pays for own dinner.)
9 p.m. - midnight Welcome Back Home (Music and Dancing)

Saturday, Aug. 4 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Breakfast (on your own)
9 a.m. - 10 a.m. Late Registration (Garden Room)
10 a.m. - noon Carter's Grove: Tour of Mansion, Slave Quarter, grounds
Noon - 1 p.m. Lunch (box lunch provided)
1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Burrell Family Gathering at Carter's Grove - Formal Program
5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Descendants Recognition Dinner (Carter's Grove; by invitation only)
9 p.m. - 2 a.m. After-Party (Cascades at Woodlands)

Sunday, Aug. 5 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Buffet Breakfast/ Family Meeting (Cascades)
10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Family Worship Service and Laying of Wreath for Ancestors at New Elam Baptist Church, New Kent, Va.
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Refreshments at Church and Farewell
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