Friday Sept 22 . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1:00-5:00pm -- Narrated Bus Tour
Meet in the parking lot of the Sheraton Framingham and see the sights. The bus tour is popular and space fills up quickly!
5:00pm -- Social Hour in the Sudbury Room, with cash bar in Postern Lounge --- join us and meet your cousins at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel.
6:00pm -- Join cousins for dinner in the Sudbury Room. Pick a seat for dinner.
Saturday Sept 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Registration required for meetings, presentations and catered luncheon. Sign up on the registration form in the newsletter or here. Register early!! We have a capacity this year of 60 people in the Ashland Room.
We begin at 9:00am - Gather for socializing with fellow cousins, reviewing the books and other items for sale, and viewing the extensive database of our ERA genealogy on the computer. This is the time to fill the blanks in your genealogy, connect with other cousins, and learn more about the ERA. One table will be set aside for members to bring and show Rice memorabilia to their cousins. Rice books will be available to purchase. Coffee, Tea and snacks will be available.
The formal part of the meeting will begin at 9:30am with an introduction to the ERA and Rice historical presentations.
Don't miss the group photo-op at 11:45!
Luncheon will be served at noon.
We have arranged for a speaker after lunch: Dr. Caitlin Hopkins, a historian with a PhD from Harvard who has done extensive research on graveyards in early New England and other topics of the colonial period and will give a talk entitled "The Spirit of 1775: Massachusetts Civilians in the American Revolution"
We will end with the annual ERA meeting.
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