Fall 2013 Membership Meeting  
  The Commonwealth Club, Richmond, Virginia  


Jamestowne Society members and their guests attended the Society's Fall Membership Meeting on Saturday, November 2, 2013, at the Commonwealth Club in Richmond. The speaker was Andrew Zellers-Frederick of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, who updated the Society on the progress made on the restoration of the Jamestowne Church Tower.

Beginning last May, a Tour Day was added to the Membership Meeting schedule, which allows those who travel from near and far to enjoy sites which are relevant to the Jamestowne Society's time and place and history. On Friday, November 1, 2013,a charter bus filled with Society members departed from the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond and traveled to Henricus, the site of an early development along the James River, which now hosts a recreation of buildings and activities likely experienced by settlers of the time. The settlement was abandoned after the Massacre in 1622, and was occupied by English settlers only between the early arrival in Jamestowne and the 1622 date. Following the tour of Henricus, the group enjoyed lunch at the Charles City Tavern. After lunch, the Tour continued by visiting Sherwood Forest, home of Harrison Ruffin Tyler, Society Treasurer and grandson of President John Tyler, who lived there. Following the informative tour given by both Mr. and Mrs.Tyler, the Tour continued to the home of former Past Governor and Mrs. Aubrey Russell Bowles, the Hancock-Wirt-Caskie House built in 1808. Following a tour of the Bowles home, the group proceeded to the Boathouse Restaurant in Brandermill for dinner, returning to the Jefferson Hotel later in the evening.

The first pictures below are from the Tour on Friday, November 1. They were taken by S. G. Rager and by M. A. Pesek on the Tour. Luncheon photos November 2 by S. G. Rager.



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