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2016 Meeting: Griswold Inn, Essex, CT


2013 Meeting: White Horse Tavern, Newport, RI

Tom Macy and Patricia Bridgman: "Love letters: The Intimate Correspondence of John and Abigail Adams"


The late Thomas Macy as John Adams Thomas Macy as. John Adams

Patricia Bridgeman as Mrs. Adams

Dave Ramsey at head table Enjoying the day
Guests listing to love letters Waiting for food


2012 Meeting: City Tavern, Philadelphia, PA

Bill Robling as Benjamin Franklin: "Life, Libation and the Pursuit of Happiness"

City tavern from above City tavern from street
History Sign 50th Anniversary Mug
Dining room preparation Table all set up
Dave Ramsey and Benjamin Franklin in the garden Dave and Ben inside
In the garden before lunch Alex awards Ben
Alex Bannerman Benjamin Franklin speaking
Alex awards Dave Ramsey People coming in for lunch
People enjoying lunch A toast is given
Alex awards Gail Benson Alex awards Darlene McMaughten
Chef Walter greeting the group


2010 Meeting: Pittsgrove, NJ

Captain George Hill: "Commodore John Paul Johns recalling His Excellency, George Washington and New Jersey"


Inn keeper - Joan Goode and Mine Hostess - Gail Benson Mine Host - George Hill
Mine Host - George Hill & Mine Hostess - Gail Benson Our server pouring drinks
One of two dining rooms Alex Bannerman
Margaret and David Ramsey in door Inn keeper Joan Good

2009 Meeting: Gadsby's Tavern, Alexandria, VA

Sally OMalley a widow of reduced circumstances working for Mr. Gadsby

(actually a museum volunteer who did a great job moving from table to table in

three rooms to tell little stories about life there in 1789!).


Historic Alexandria Sign Plaques like this one can be found all over Old Town
Gadsby's Tavern George ate here
Mine Hostesses - Sandy Clunies Mine Hostess and Richard Austin at sign in
Virginia, Karen, Juanita, Bill, Mary Ellen, Linda and Roger Alex Bannerman
Table Setting Alex Bannerman and Sally O'Malley
Virginia, Karen, Juanita and Linda



2007 Meeting: Shields Tavern, Williamsburg, VA

Peyton Randolph reminisces about his term as president of the First Continental Congress in 1774.


Shields Tavern sign at rear Shields Tavern showing garden
Front of Shields Tavern The proprietor bids us welcome
Art Batten, Dick Austin & Alex Bannerman Alex Bannerman
James Churchyard and Alberta Jane Parker Peyton Randolph, re-enactor
Mike & Ruth Brown Re-enactor guitarist at Shields Tavern
Dodie and Morris Johnson Re-enactor piping out a colonial tune
Bob & Bernice Fedders


2006 Meeting: Longfellow's Wayside Inn, Sudbury, MA

Carol Williams, from the Inn's History Department, presents the history of the Inn and its grounds.



Alex Bannerman, Dan & Nancy Bush Juanita & Billy Lowe
Longfellow's bust in Wayside Inn's formal garden Lew & Susan Toulman with Clay& Karen Miller
Margaret & David Ramsey Mine Host -Kirt, Barbara & Carolyn Adams
Carol Williams - Speaker Barbara Adams receiving her reward for acting as Mine Host

2005 Meeting: The Pirate's House, Savannah, GA

Carl S. Weeks talks on "Savannah in the Time of Peter Tondee."


The Pirates House
Alex Bannerman Weeks certificate given by Alex Bannerman
A toast to our ancestors Gail and Harry Benson
Frary Certificate given by Alex Bannerman Inn keeper plaque given by Alex Bannerman

2004 Meeting: Red Fox Inn, Middleburg, VA

Vicki Moon, author of THE MIDDLEBURG MYSTIQUE:

A Peek Inside the Gates of Middleburg, Virginia, talks about the cast of local characters.


Red Fox Inn Vickie Moon
Margaret Ramsey and Alex Bannerman Stacy Sexton and Alex Bannerman
Faye Pringle

2003 Meeting: Robert Morris Inn, Oxford, MD

Leo Nollmeyer regales us with tales of historic Oxford


Noll Meyer David Ramsey and Alex Bannerman
James Churchyard and Alex Bannerman Alex Bannerman giving the Trencher Award to Lois and William Sheppard




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