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We enjoyed several presentations at the 2021 Annual Meeting and Reunion for which videos are available for members to view. You must be logged in as a member to view these videos.
- The Duxbury Rural and Historical Society's tour of the Myles Standish Burying Grounds: This is a narrated tour by Carolyn Ravenscroft of DRHS featuring the rededication of Benoni Delano's restored and preserved grave marker, a project funded by the Delano Kindred in 2021. THIS VIDEO IS ONLY AVAILABLE UNTIL OCOBER 1, 2021, per agreement with DRHS.
- A meeting with Governor William Bradford in 1627. Our Saturday evening dinner speaker was Governor William Bradford, presented by the excellent re-enactment staff at Plimoth Patuxet Museums. Governor Bradford frequently mentioned our ancestor, Philip Delano, in his remarks as he described what it was like to live in Plymouth Colony back in 1627. As a special feature unique to this presentation to the Delano Kindred, Governor Bradford removed his hat at the end of his remarks and our questions and reverted to Jacob, the present-day character actor who had so ably appeared just moments before as Governor Bradford. We were then able to talk with him in the present-day to learn about him and what it was like to prepare for his role as Governor Bradford. THIS VIDEO IS ONLY AVAILABLE UNTIL OCOBER 9, 2021, per our licensing agreement with Plimoth Patuxet Museums.
Videos of Jennifer Sensigalli's presentation on "After the Mayflower", Carolyn Ravenscroft's presentations on Captain Amasa Delano and Samuel Delano's amazing logbook (restoration of which was partially funded by the Delano Kindred), and Becket Soule's "After the Mayflower" will be posted soon.
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ANNUAL MEETING NOTICE: September 17-19, 2021.
The 2021 Delano Kindred Annual Meeting, to be held both in-person and virtually via ZOOM, is scheduled for September 17-19, 2021, in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The Annual Business Meeting will be at 1 PM (Eastern time) on Saturday the 18th. This post will be kept updated as new information becomes available. Registration will be available via this website.
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27 August 2021 -
- Cancellation Policy: Simply stated, the registration fee is NOT refundable, but money paid for the dinners, Alden House tour and pictures is 100% refundable ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 9th.
- Masks: At the present time, Plimoth Patuxet (where our meetings are being held) is NOT requiring visitors to wear masks at their facilities. So, our mask policy is that masks are appreciated, especially for those who haven't been vaccinated against COVID, but it's up to you. We will let you know if that situation changes.
- Vegetarian Dinner Option: We have been asked to add a vegetarian option for dinner, so if you would prefer that in place of a dinner option you've already selected, use the CONTACT US form to send in an email with your request and we'll change your order. The cost is the same.
- Special Dietary Needs: The kitchen is capable of responding to special dietary needs, such as an allergy to wheat or shellfish or whatever, but they must be told about it BEFORE they prepare your dinner. So if you do have such an allergy, use the CONTACT US form to send in an email with your special needs and we'll update your order.
27 July 2021 - The REGISTRATION DEADLINE for BOTH the Baymont and the In-Person Reunion Meeting has been EXTENDED to AUGUST 31st, 2021.
24 June 2021 - The Agenda is set and REGISTRATION is NOW OPEN. Please click on the link at the end of this post to register for either the Annual Meeting via ZOOM (1 PM Eastern time on Saturday, September 18, no registration fee) or to attend the Annual Meeting and Reunion in person ($15/person registration fee until August 31, $20 thereafter). Delano Kindred members may elect to attend the Annual Meeting virtually via ZOOM rather than in person; ZOOM meeting credentials will be sent to you via email a day or two prior to the meeting. For in-person attendees, a valid, unique email address is required for the person completing the registration, but is not required for any of his/her guests. Important dates to remember:
- AUGUST 31, 2021 - Last day to reserve a room at the Baymont by Wyndham Hotel at the guaranteed Delano Kindred group rate (see below for hotel details);
- AUGUST 31, 2021 - Last day to register for the in-person meeting without incurring a $5/person Late Fee;
- SEPTEMBER 11, 2021 - Last day to register for the meeting, either in-person or virtual via Zoom;
- SEPTEMBER 17, 2021 - First day of the in-person meeting;
- SEPTEMBER 18, 2021 - Last day of the meeting (Annual Meeting at 1 PM Eastern time).
For those attending in person, here is what's happening (all times are EASTERN time):
- Friday, September 17
- 10 - 11:30 AM: Early registration, genealogy chit-chat with Muriel, and "social hour" in the Baymont's conference room.
- 12:15 - 1:00 PM: Registration in the Plimoth Patuxet Museums Accomack Room
- 1:00 - 2:00 PM: Speaker - Jennifer Sinsigalli (author of Before the Mayflower, a work of historical fiction describing life in Leiden in 1609-1625) on Leiden in the Early 17th Century
- 2:00 - 3:00 PM: Speaker - Carolyn Ravenscroft (Historian, Duxbury Rural & Historical Society) on the Samuel Delano Logbook, Amasa Delano's voyages and their influence on Herman Melville's short novel Benito Cereno
- 3:00 - 4:00 PM: Speaker & Video - Carolyn Ravenscroft - Myles Standish Burying Ground tour and rededication of the restored Benoni Delano marker
- 6:00 - 8:00 PM: Guided tour of the Alden House Historic Site with hors d'oeuvres
- 7:00 PM: Speaker - Desiree Mobed (Alden Kindred Executive Director) on Delano and Alden Connections
- Saturday, September 18
- Saturday morning on your own (suggest visiting Mayflower II or the Museum grounds, passes for sale at the Museum)
- 1:00 - 2:30 PM: Annual Meeting, in-person and via ZOOM for registered attendees in the Accomack Room
- 2:30 PM (or immediately following the Annual Meeting): Group Pictures
- 3:00 - 4:00 PM: Speaker - DK member Becket Soule on After the Mayflower
- 4:00 PM: Vacate Accomack Room to allow setting up for dinner
- 6:00 - 6:45 PM: Cash bar and social hour
- 6:45 - 9:00 PM: Dinner with guest speaker
10 May 2021 - Where to stay: A block of rooms has been secured at the Baymont by Wyndham hotel at 149 Main Street in Kingston, MA for our members on September 17 & 18 for $149.00 (plus tax of $14.45) per night for a double-queen room (non-smoking). Arrival earlier or staying later is an option at $99 (plus tax of $9.60) per night. To receive these rates, you must call the hotel directly at (781) 585-3831 and ask for the Delano Kindred Group Rate before August 1st. If you are a Wyndham Rewards member, you may accumulate points for this reservation but you may not use points to pay for it. If you would like to know a little bit more about where we're staying, click here to check out the Baymont by Wyndham website.
Professional genealogist George English talks on a topic that is close to his heart as his Mayflower Ancestor, Richard Warren, actually travelled to the New World on the original Mayflower voyage.
George will deliver a free talk on Zoom "1620 - The Mayflower Journey: Who went, where from, and why did they go?" on Friday 12 March at 6pm (GMT), 7 pm mainland Europe (GMT+1) and 1 pm EST (GMT-5). This talk has been organised by the Society of Mayflower Descendants in Europe.
2020 was the 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower, the voyage that changed the world. Many do not know that two major happenings in other parts of the world more than 100 years before led to the chain of events that caused the Pilgrims to migrate from England.
George’s talk covers the events during the Reformation which led to the Pilgrims’ leaving for the New World; the voyage itself; and the impact the Mayflower has had on Western civilisation ever since. He explores who these people were, the different places that they came from and the reasons that they left their homeland. George will include his Mayflower ancestor, Richard Warren, as well as Alden, Bradford, Brewster, Cooke, Howland, Mullins and Winslow. Philip Delano will also be included.
George has many years’ experience of historical and genealogical research and has published articles in the Mayflower Descendant, Mayflower Quarterly and many other journals.
Click here to register for the talk via Eventbrite.
Regrettably, the resurgence of the COVID-19 virus has forced us to cancel the 2020 Annual Meeting and Reunion planned for Manassas, VA, on September 25-27, 2020. A virtual membership meeting, likely via Zoom, will will be scheduled to take its place. Notice of that meeting will be posted as soon as plans are finalized.
To commemorate the Mayflower passengers and the 400th anniversary of their arrival, the Duxbury 2020 Authors and Board of Directors are publishing a book about the early leaders and families who settled Duxbury, "Across the Bay" and five nautical miles from Plymouth. Included are family names of Alden, Bradford, Delano, Standish, Eaton, Prence, Howland, Browne, Hicks, Samson, Washburn, Brewster, Collier, Soule and others.
The essay collection features 12 local historians and authors, each with a different perspective on the early Duxbury story, including Tony Kelso, Patrick Browne, James Baker, Monty Healy, Sheila Lynch-Benttinen, Paula Peters, Alicia Crane Williams, Peggy Baker, Carolyn Ravenscroft, Stephen O’Neil, Tom McCarthy, Muriel Cushing and George DeLano.
This Advance Offer to purchase "Duxbury: Our Pilgrim Story - a 2020 Perspective" for $20.20 per book plus $1.46 tax is available through June 1, 2020. To order your advance copy, send a check payable to Duxbury 2020 to Duxbury 2020, PO Box 2407, Duxbury MA 02331. At publication date, the book will be available online at a cost of $25.95 with tax and shipping additional.
On your order, please add phone number and email address. If local, you will be contacted when books are ready for pick up. If you order to ship beyond zip code 02332, please add $4.95 per book for shipping.
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