The Poindexter Family Reunion
Image of tall masted ships tied to a dock during colonial times.
June 12 - 15, 2008
Williamsburg, Virginia

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The Reunion Agenda, what's happening and when.

 

Registration Information and Form

 

Reunion Hotel Information, special rates and directions.

 

Directions to the Area

 

History of the area, side trips, things to do while here.

 

Fun things for the Kids at the Reunion and around the area!

 

 

Schedule of Events

The Colony of Virginia, where our Poindexter progenitor first setlled in Middle Plantation (renamed to Williamsburg in 1699) and from which the branches of our family have spread, has countless things to see, do and research. Unfortunately, we have limited time during a reunion, so have planned events that will introduce you to places important to our family history, as well as colonial history. What we can't squeeze in, we will list on our "About the Area" page. Should you and your family wish to arrive early or stay after, you can plan these into your itinerary.

Governor's Key to Colonial Williamsburg:

Depending on the packages you signed up for when you registered for the Reunion, your package may include a Governor's Key, a two-day pass to Colonial Williamsburg. So arrive a few days early or stay after the Reunion to use your pass. More information

Tuesday, June 10:

No official activities planned, you are on your own or meet up with others. This is a great time to use the Governor's Key to Colonial Williamsburg or take the kids to Six Flags. If you want to use your pass to tour Williamsburg, please make arrangements to get them from Al Hill. He will arrive at the hotel sometime Monday. His cell is 336-473-3869.

Dutch Treat Dinner, meet in the hotel lobby at 6:30pm. The group will decide where to eat dinner and form car pools.

Wednesday, June 11:

Group Shopping Opportunity at 8:30am in the Lobby, receive your reunion welcome bag and meet other early arrivals to go group shopping at a nearby mall and Dutch treat lunch.

Dutch Treat Dinner, meet in the hotel lobby at 6:30pm. The group will decide where to eat dinner and form car pools.

Thursday, June 12:

8:30am - 12 noon: Reunion Check-In and Registration, in the hotel lobby. Get your name badge and other things needed for the Reunion.

9:00am - 12 noon: Poindexter Family Room, opens for informal social time to catch up with old friends and meet new cousins. Great time to share family stories, compare your family history research and geanealogy and start working on Poindexter Posterity Puzzels. The Poindexter Room is where we share genealology and history books, photo albums, and family trees. This year we are adding large genealogical research sheets on the walls with collections of information about the early generations of Poindexters, and maybe help some fill in their missing links.

12:00 noon 1:30 pm: Free Time and Lunch, at the hotel or nearby restaurant, Dutch Treat or on your own.

1:30pm - 5pm: Reunion Check-In and Registration, in the hotel lobby. Get your name badge and other things needed for the Reunion. When the Registration Table closes at 5:00 pm Thursday, late arrivals can pick up their Pre-paid Registration Packets Non-Pre-Paid Registrants can complete their registrations in the Poindexter Family Room.

1:30pm - 5:30pm: Poindexter Family Room re-opens. Free time to visit other PDA Members in our Poindexter Family Room, or enjoy the local area. Visit Colonial Williamsburg, shop, or head for some of the other local attractions. See what else is in the area by clicking on "About the Area" at left.

5:45pm - 7:15pm: Optional Dutch treat dinner will be at the hotel or local nearby restaurant. Meet in hotel lobby at 5:45pm.

7:30pm - 9:00pm: PDA Executive Board of Directors Meeting (Room TBA)

9:00pm until the Jersey cows come home: Visit in the Poindexter Family Room, Find a little Nightlife with a Poindexter Cousin, or Retire for the Night.

Friday, June 13:

7:30am - 5:00pm: Historical Poindexter Bus Tour will take us past St. Peter's Church and colnial homes built by Poindexters in New Kent County. We will tour Shirley Plantation which is still a work plantation. After lunch at William and Mary College, we will visit Swem Library with time for group research.  DETAILS

6:30pm: Dinner, Dutch Treat at hotel or local restaurant. Those interested meet in hotel lobby at 6:30pm. Drivers with cars will be needed if we leave the hotel.                               

8:00 - 9:00pm, Special Sharing Session: we will all share discoveries made during our visit of Swem Library earlier today.

9:00pm - ?, Poindexter Family Room: Find a little Nightlife with a Poindexter Cousin, or Retire for the Night.

Saturday, June 14:

7:00am - 8:15am, Breakfast: at our hotel or nearby restaurant, Dutch treat, on your own or meet in hotel lobby and go as group

8:30am - 9:30am, General PDA Membership Meeting: All members and not are invited to attend the annual meeting to conduct Association business, including elections. (Room TBA)

9:45am - 11:00am, Poindexter DNA Project Update: Latest research results will be discussed, plus DNA Kits will be available for purchase and training.  DETAILS

11:00am -4:00pm, Poindexter Family Room: Free time to visit other cousins and attendees in our Poindexter Family Room, or tour and explore other attractions in and around the Williamsburg area.

4:30pm - 5:45pm, Family Photos: Meet just outside our Banquet Room at the hotel (room TBA) for family and group photos by our reunion photographer, David Phipps, Phipps Studios, LLC, Richmond, Virginia.  David has promised to process most, if not all, photos taken, while we are enjoying our Banquet, so he can provide attendees photos before they leave the banquet room area or at least prior to their departure on Sunday.

6:00pm - 8:00pm, Banquet and Gift Exchange: Each attendee is requested to bring one wrapped gift, with a suggested price of $15 to $20, something symbolic of their home town, state or family, or perhaps something that individual has handcrafted.  These gifts are distributed at the end of the evening via a random drawing, with everyone who has provided a gift receiving one.

8:00pm - 8:30pm, President's Recognition: PDA President Robin Daviet will recognize and thank individuals for research and services provided to the PDA, the Reunion or the Poindexter Family, followed by parting announcements and invitation to Reunion 2009 and wrap-up of the reunion.

8:30pm - ?, Poindexter Family Room: Final visits with cousins and attendees or free-time, on your own, and retire for the night in preparation for Sunday church services at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church.  

Sunday, June 15:

7:00am - 8:15am, Breakfast: In the hotel restaurant, Dutch treat (Church Attire, if attending services at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, otherwise informal.)

8:30am, Bruton Parish Church: Leave for Sunday church services at Bruton Parish Church, in Historic Colonial Williamsburg, near our reunion hotel. Services start at 9:00am.

Our immigrant George Poindexter served on the Bruton Parish Church vestry during the time the vestry was involved in the planning and construction of the original church building.  Learn more about George and Bruton Parish Church.

10:25am, Hotel Checkout: Return to our hotel for checkout.   Reunion ends.

For those who have enough time this Sunday, please see the below invitation from the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia, located in Chesterfield, Virginia:

Sunday Afternoon, Tour of Castlewood, built by Parke Poindexter cir 1816:

If you are extending your visit to the area and can join us on this tour, click here for the details and to sign up.

 

 

 

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Some images of the Williamsburg area are used with permission of and provided by
Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance at www.visitwilliamsburg.com

Other images and local hotel and tour coordination by Colonial Connections