Hello Sheldon cousins!
If you are a descendant of Godfrey Sheldon(S4), 1599-1670, this year’s reunion will be especially interesting for you. We will be discussing the Sheldons who descend from Godfrey, including his son William and his involvement in King Philip’s war, his granddaughter Susannah, who accused many of her neighbors of witchcraft, and his 4th great-grandson William Everett Sheldon, who died at Andersonville, GA during the Civil War.
The deadline for booking a room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Boston Logan Airport Chelsea is fast approaching! We have a room block available for Wednesday, Aug 17 through Saturday, August 20. Reserve your room no later than July 17 to get the group rate of $139, plus tax. To reserve a room you may call Sharon Romano, Director of Group Sales at the hotel at (617) 336-9008 and tell her you are with the Sheldon Family Association.
The hotel has a free airport shuttle for those who are flying in. Once you have your luggage, call the hotel at (617) 884-2900 to arrange for the shuttle to pick you up. They will also be available or for your return trip to the airport. The shuttle runs from 5 am to 10 pm.
On Thursday, August 18, we will be touring Danvers and Salem. The bus will leave the hotel at 8:30 am and return around dinner time. We will see the Veterans Memorial in Danvers, visit two cemeteries, and Sheldon Square, and have free time to explore Salem. Water and snacks included, lunch is on your own at The Village Tavern in downtown Salem.
On Friday, August 19, we will head to downtown Boston where we will walk the Freedom Trail to see sites important in American history, including Boston Common, Paul Revere’s home, and the Old North Church. The walk is about 2.5 miles. Some of the sites charge admission fees. You choose the sights you want to tour.
And, on Saturday, August 20 we’ll have our annual meeting at the hotel, at 3 pm eastern time. Following the meeting, we will meet for dinner at a local restaurant.
So, pack your good walking shoes, and come along with us on an adventure to explore the greater Boston area! We look forward to seeing you in August in Boston!