The next GFA Annual Reunion will be held in Wethersfield/Glastonbury, CT on August 3-5, 2018. Reunion chairs Richard Griswold and Sara French are working on an interesting itinerary which should appeal to all members of our organization.Both Michael and Edward Griswold got their start in CT. in this region and much of our colonial heritage began in the greater Hartford towns.
Plan your 2018 Summer Vacation now to include this Reunion!
This is an excellent to chance to visit the area and to tour the Michael Griswold House, which is not generally open to the public
Discounted Early Registration information and forms will be included in the April 2018 GFA Bulletin. Registration will continue in June and July. Confirmed schedule information and pricing will be included in the April and June publications and on our our website: www.griswoldfamily.org
Proposed Schedule of Activities (subject to change)
August 2, Thursday: Registration at the Homewood Suites, information packets available
August 3, Friday: Morning registration: Optional escorted bus tours to river towns of Rocky Hill (tailored to the interest of William & Margaret Griswold--Michael family descendants); bus tour of Windsor, CT. (tailored to interest of Edward Griswold descendants); CT River tour. Hotel social & pool activities---Evening GFA Board Meeting
August 4, Saturday: Breakfast at hotel, Reunion Registration and light morning refreshments, Annual Business Meeting-GFA Exhibits and sales; Board buses for scenic trip to and around Wethersfield; Visit Griswoldville Chapel for noon meal and program; bus trip to Michael Griswold House for "High Tea" and tour.----Bus to hotel for relaxation time and pool party; Evening Banquet and program August 5, Sunday: Breakfast at hotel for those who have it included in registration; AM Church offerings (welcome at 1st Church of Christ) Optional tours of Old Wethersfield i.e. Webb, Deane, Stevens Museums, Keeney Memorial Cultural Center, Meeting House and Cemetery, Historic District walking tours
GFA REUNION HOTEL INFORMATION Reservation Deadline (special price) June 29, 2018
Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hartford South/Glastonbury-65 Glastonbury Blvd, Glastonbury, CT. 06033 This will be the site for our GFA Headquarters for the duration of the 2018 Reunion.
Start Date: 8/2/2018 End Date: 8/5/2018 Guests may now begin to make reservations by contacting booking link http://group.homewood-suites.com/griswoldfamilyassociation
Homewood Suites by Hilton---Studio Suite ($135 + local taxes)-King 1BR ($145 + local taxes) Rates based on double occupancy only.
Additional charges of $10.00 per adult for additional guests (maximum 4 adults per room-under 18 years old is free
Breakfast is included in rates
Property Location-Glastonbury, CT is just across the Connecticut River from Wethersfield and Hartford, CT. There is easy access to major interstate highways (RT I-91 and I-84) and Bradley International Airport is just 15 miles north of Glastonbury. There are many other national chain hotels in the general area of Hartford, Windsor, Glastonbury and Rocky Hill CT. if you choose to pick another site.
We would encourage you to stay at our headquarters site so as to take advantage of the group activities, social events and transportation. There are many local and national chain restaurants within walking distance.
Parking is free Rooms-The beautiful rooms have recently been renovated featuring air-conditioning, refrigerators , full kitchenettes, free internet access, private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations with complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Additional hotel accommodations, swim pool, athletic center, business center, BBQ area, gift & snack shop, Breakfast/restaurant area Dining/Meal Options-
The GFA will provide several meal options to our guests during the Reunion to include some at the Homewood Suites facility banquet facility and other sites while on tour. Light refreshments will be available during reunion events