Registration for Fall Meeting is Open!

Join us in beautiful Lancaster, Penn., for our Fall Meeting on October 13 and 14. We will have a Welcome Dinner (business casual dress) on Friday night at the host hotel, and then on Saturday, (casual attire) we will head by bus to historic York, Penn., which was the Colonial Capital for almost a year. You will visit the site where the Articles of Confederation were adopted (many of our Signers were there); visit the General Gates home where General Lafayette proposed his immortal toast to the Commander-in-Chief, which thwarted the Conway Cabal; visit the Golden Plough Tavern; and visit the gravesites of Signers James Smith and Philip Livingston. Lunch and business meeting on Saturday will be at the Roosevelt Tavern in York. Our banquet (cocktail attire) on Saturday night will be at our host hotel.

Accommodations: A block of rooms have been reserved in downtown Lancaster at our host hotel, Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square (25 S Queen St, Lancaster, PA).  The price is $265 per night (does not include taxes) and $10 per day at the parking garage behind the hotel. Use this link for the group reservation.  Please do NOT call the hotel directly to book, as it goes to a central booking line and your reservation will not be noted as being in the block of rooms. Use the hotlink instead. Room block cutoff deadline is September 22, 2023.

Registration: Register and pay online using this link.  Registration forms are no longer mailed. Information will also be posted on the DSDI Facebook page. If you need assistance with online registration, email Registration Chair Stacey Bohning. The last day to register is September 28.

Other hotel options: There is no block of rooms reserved at these hotels. There are many options in all price ranges the area. A few suggestions are:

Cork Factory Hotel (480 New Holland Ave, Suite 3000)

Holiday Inn Lancaster (26 East Chestnut St)

DoubleTree Resort (2400 Willow Street Pike)

Things to do:

Central Market (dates to mid-1700s)–Just off Penn Square near the host hotel

Wheatland–Tour President James Buchanan’s home

Learn about the Amish: Amish House & Farm Tours, Amish Biggy Rides, Strasburg Scooter Tours

Shopping–Kitchen Kettle Village, Tanger Outlets

Hostess: Barbara Greeley