VOLUME III, NUMBER 3
Annual reunion, 2006
FRIDAY, JUNE 23
5:00 PM Board Meeting at Lord Jeffery Inn
6:00 PM Social Hour at Lord Jeffery Inn
7:00 PM Dinner at Lord Jeffery Inn
SATURDAY, JUNE 24
9:00 AM Special Tour at
Registration and Social Time begins
at South Congregational Church, Amherst
12:00 PM Welcome and Lunch
12:45 PM Annual Meeting of the Association
1:30 PM Speaker: Clif Read
If you haven’t yet replied to our April mailing or should you need one,
a duplicate response form is provided below for your convenience.
Mail to: The Dickinson Family Association, PO Box 2, Whately, MA 01093 (413)596-9648
We hope you will join us for the 2006 Reunion to be held at the South Congregational Church, in
Amherst, MA. Please complete and return this card as soon as possible. Our deadline is June 14th.
On Friday night June 23rd, we will be having dinner at The Lord Jeffery Inn on the Green, in the center
of Amherst, MA. We will gather at and dinner will be served at .
YES I would like to join you for dinner at The Lord Jeffery Inn. Number in party _____ @ $27.00 each.
Number for each entrée choice:
___ Marinated London Broil ___ Chicken Lyon ___ Pasta Primavera Total $_______
We will be gathering at on Saturday June 24th with lunch served at .
YES I will be attending. ____ Adults @ $20.00; ____ Children @ $10.00 each. (Under 5 free.) Total $_______
Checks should be made to The Dickinson Family Association
I plan to take the
(Pay at museum.)
This year we are back in Amherst, a town which presents many great opportunities. If you arrive early on Friday, you can spend some time in the special collections room at the Jones Library. It is open from 10-5, and also on Saturday from 1-5. Some Emily Dickinson manuscripts are housed there as well as abundant genealogical and historical books.
Depending on weather, Friday may also be
a good time for a visit to one of
We also recommend a visit to the First Congregational Church. It is open every day for self-guided tours. Austin Dickinson was a prime force in the design and construction of this building.
On Saturday, the Emily Dickinson Museum will present a special one-hour tour for our members at . You will be able to visit both Emily’s home and that of her brother, Austin. If you are still around on Sunday you may want to take in their special event, a lecture and garden tour. For more details go to: www.emilydickinsonmuseum.org.
Our reunion speaker, Clif Read, is Supervisor of Interpretive Services at the
We highly recommend a drive to the Quabbin. The visitor center is about 15 minutes from
Another possibility is the Swift River Valley Historical Society Museum. It is open on Sunday from . There are exhibits and much information about the towns that were eliminated by the reservoir project and the people who lived there.
LOCATIONS & DIRECTIONS
LORD JEFFERY INN
The inn is
on the east side of the green in the center of
At the northwest corner of the town green turn
left. The library is on the right at
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH &
Both are on
SOUTH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
Coming from the east on Rte. 9 from
Belchertown you will hit
Coming from the south on Rte. 116. Go past
Three are off
is between Middle and S. East
Quabbin Park Cemetery is on Rte. 9, past the entrance to the Visitor’s Center, on the right.
Web site: www.dickinsonfamilyassociation.org
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