Hampton, New Hampshire October 12-14, 2012
Our fall meeting will be based in the seaside community of Hampton, New Hampshire at the 100-year old Ashworth by the Sea Hotel. Sisters Aroline Godbut and Hazel Gott and their cousin, Ruth Albert, all descendants of Signer Josiah Bartlett, will be our co-hostesses, and they have arranged a full weekend of historic sightseeing. On Friday, a chartered bus will take us to nearby Portsmouth, N.H. to see the Moffat-Ladd House that was the home of Signer William Whipple. Afterwards, those not attending the Board of Governors meeting will have an opportunity to stroll through Portsmouth at their own pace. On Saturday, members will go by bus to Exeter, N.H. first to visit the Independence Museum, which happens to have among its many exhibits an original Dunlap broadside printing of the Declaration of Independence. Second, the Exeter Historical Association will lead us on a walking tour of historic Exeter. Third, we will visit the home of Signer Josiah Bartlett in Kingston, N.H., which is the private residence of our co-hostess, Ruth Albert. From there we will walk to the Kingston Museum and then to the Church on the Plains where our general meeting will be held. In the nearby cemetery, we will pay our respects at the gravesite of Josiah Bartlett. Returning to Hampton, our Saturday night banquet will be held at the Ashworth Hotel.
New Hampshire has the distinction of being the first colony to declare its independence from the mother country. You will not want to miss this opportunity to visit this proud state with its rich history, and if Mother Nature cooperates, we may see the fall foliage at its finest.
Lawrence “Laurie” M. Croft
1st Vice President-General
Future General Meetings
Annapolis, MD April 26-28, 2013
New Haven, CT September 20-22, 2013
Charleston, SC spring of 2014