Whitney Family Reunion, 2004
Last update: 26 July 2004
The Whitney Research Group organized a second Whitney Research Group meeting and reunion. The dates were 25-27 June 2004, Friday through Sunday. The place was the Best Western College Park Inn and Fundome, College Park, MD, about 10 miles from downtown Washington, DC, and 1/2 mile from the campus of the University of Maryland. The address is 8601 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD 20740, USA.
This facility has many amenities, including a very nice restaurant on the premises called E. J.'s Landing. Free continental breakfast buffet is included with lodging. Other eating establishments are nearby, some within easy walking distance A free shuttle is provided to the nearest station of the Washington area Metro subway system, should you want to visit the museums, monuments, or genealogical research facilities.
To obtain a low room rental rate, we had to pay for the meeting room space. That meant that we had to collect a registration fee from those attending the talks in the meeting rooms.
We arranged for a welcoming plated banquet on Friday evening at 7:00 PM. The menu was either Coq au Vin or Chicken Cordon Bleu, with fruit cup, tossed salad, rice pilaf, green beans, and apple pie a la mode.
The program was:
Friday, 25 June 2004: 6:00-7:00 PM Social hour 7:00-8:00 PM Dinner 8:00-8:30 PM Introductions 8:30-9:00 PM Allan Green, "Whitney Intermarriages with Wetherbees" Saturday, 26 June 2004: 10:00-11:00 AM Robert Ward, "Some Thoughts on Thomas Whitney of Westminster" 11:00-12:00 AM Whitney Keen, "The Whitney DNA Project" 12:00-2:00 PM Lunch on your own 2:00-3:00 PM Ken Whitney, "Whitney Military Records" 3:00-3:30 PM Robert Croxton Whitney, "Hyphenated Names" 3:30-5:00 PM Problem Session 5:00 PM Dinner on your own 8:00 PM [Optional: National Orchestral Institute Concert, University of Maryland] Sunday, 27 June 2004: 10:00-10:30 AM Robert Ward, "The Future of the WRG Web Site" 10:30-11:45 AM Ken Whitney, "My Elusive Josiah Whitney" 11:45-12:00 AM Good-bye!!
All talks were tape recorded, are being transcribed, and will be posted on this web page in due course.
The organizers were:
Snapshots taken at the reunion are available on-line. More will be posted on-line as they are developed and printed.
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