Reunion plans are underway for 2023. We hope you will join us in Fort Wayne, August 2-6, for our Annual Reunion and Meeting!
For those who attended the Board/Annual Meeting in 2021, some things will feel familiar. For instance, we have a block of rooms at the Hampton Inn and Suites, just two blocks from the Allen County Public Library. This is the same location as in 2021. The group rate includes a large buffet breakfast and free garage parking.
Something totally new and never done before Sheldon activity is that we are planning a group outing (ideally in a private suite with A/C, food and beverages) to see the Fort Wayne TinCaps take on the Great Lake Loons at Parkview Field, directly behind our hotel. This is a minor league team and the High-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres. More information on that to follow. We hope you’ll join us for a fun night at the ballgame.
Other plans include tours to the neighboring town of Grabill, and Amish community with shops and horse drawn vehicles, The DeBrand Chocolate factory tour, a stroll through the Botanical Conservatory, a downtown walk to see 11 amazing murals, or how about trying an escape room?
Of course, we haven’t forgotten that the main reason why we have an annual reunion:
- First, we look forward to sharing Sheldon discoveries. We have scheduled time to again visit and peruse the Sheldon Files housed in the Allen County Public Library. We hope you will feel the exhilaration of touching and feeling true Sheldon history. As is always the case, the second time around is a better set of eyes.
- The second is to connect with our Sheldon cousins
- Third is participating in the discussions on how to take this wonderful data and put it out to the world of Sheldons.
- Fourth is our Annual Meeting when the election results and new leaders will be announced along with a review of the year’s activities.
There will also be time for you to work on your own family genealogy projects as well. The ACPL has an amazing genealogy department and staff to help you. The last time I was there I found a photo of my Grandfather in a 1930 yearbook! The ACPL is a FamilySearch affiliate library, providing access to digitized records from all over the world. For more information on the genealogy department and how to make the most of your visit, please see https://www.acpl.lib.in.us
As you can see, there are a lot of activities and discussions planned!
The Hampton Inn & Suites is ready to take your room reservations using the online link below. Please remember to make your reservation by the cut off date of July 2, 2023, to get the group rate of $149 + tax per night.
Hampton Inn and Suites, Downtown Fort Wayne
223 West Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Sheldon Family Association group booking link –
We look forward to seeing you in Fort Wayne!
Libby Wilson, Reunion Committee