Wednesday, Aug 17: Arrive in Boston. If arriving from Boston Logan Airport, take the free shuttle to the hotel by calling 617-884-2900 after you pick up your luggage. Settle in at the hotel and have a fun evening reconnecting with Sheldon cousins.
Thursday, Aug 18: Bus Tour of Danvers and Salem, leaving the hotel at 8:30am. See the Veterans Memorial at Danvers Town Hall and a few buildings related to the Witch Trial era of 1692. We’ll learn about the William and Rebecca Sheldon family of the Godfrey line, and their connection to the wars with the Native Americans and also with the Witch Trials, and we’ll visit some local cemeteries to find Sheldon family gravesites.
We’ll have lunch together in Salem at the Village Tavern, (pay your own way) then choose to visit either the Peabody Essex Museum, the House of Seven Gables, or the Salem Maritime Site (admission fees may apply) before meeting at the Witch Trials Memorial. On the way back to the hotel we’ll stop at Sheldon Square, in honor of Charles Wentworth Sheldon, a veteran of WWI. Dinner will be at the hotel or a nearby restaurant (pay your own).
Friday, Aug 19: We’re off to Boston to walk the Freedom Trail. There are at least 15 historic sites along the 2.5 mile trail. We’ll see as many as we can while taking an easy pace through the city. Some locations charge a small admission fee. Visit the sites that interest you. Lunch will be in the Faneuil Hall area, where you will find several food options (pay own meal), restrooms, and shopping. We will return by train that stops very near our hotel.
Saturday, Aug 20: The SFA Annual meeting will be in person at the hotel and on Zoom at 3pm Eastern time. Instructions for connecting on Zoom will be sent closer to the meeting day. The on-line Zoom meeting is free for anyone not attending the meeting in person.
Registration fee is $75.00 per person. Includes tour transportation to Salem/ Danvers and Boston, snacks, meeting room fee, and SFA gift. Click here to register.