"I now come to write about the branch of the stock from which I myself more immediately descended," S.J. Baker
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THEME: Discover the Plantations of South Carolina!
Come and discover three plantations with us!
FRIDAY, March 22 – Boone Hall Historic Plantation
11:30 am: Lunch in Mt. Pleasant – Location TBD
12:30 pm: Go back in time to Boone Hall Plantation ($24 pp)
See one of America’s oldest working farms, continuously growing and producing crops for over three centuries. Tour the manor house, experience the slave tour, hear low-land Gullah language spoken, walk the grounds, ride the tractor pull.
7:00 pm DINNER and Evening Reception – Location TBD
SATURDAY, March 23 – Bigelow Tea Modern Plantation
9:00 am: Meet for coffee – Location TBD
10:00 am: The Tea Plantation (Bigelow Tea Company) – free except $14 trolley tour
Visit a thriving, modern plantation established by the Bigelow Tea Company in 2003
Later – visit the Angel Oak Tree
6:00 pm: Gathering/dinner at Chrissy & Gil’s
7:30 pm: ANNUAL MEETING (7:30 pm eastern/11:30 am Brisbane time)
SUNDAY, March 24 – Magnolia Plantation (dates to 1676) – “Most beautiful gardens”
8:30 am: Magnolia Plantation ($20 pp) (more tours can be purchased).
Start with coffee/breakfast at the Peacock Café and spend the morning touring the grounds and/or taking tours. In addition to its history, Magnolia is well known for having the most beautiful gardens of any plantation in South Carolina.
Noon: Farewell lunch at the Peacock Café at Magnolia Plantation
Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Location: Fort Walton Beach, Fl
Marianna and Panama City Road Trip via bus or van
Date: Friday, June 8, 2018 to Saturday, June 9, 2018
We will take a driving tour through Greenwood and through the old Baker land, and we will visit St. Luke’s Episcopal church and cemetery in Marianna. We will also get together for dinner at a family members’ house and see the original handwritten will of Simmons Jones Baker, the original watch and seal brought over from England in apx 1670, and the Robinson family bible, handed down through the 3rd wife of James Baker, son of James L.G. Baker. Saturday we will drive to Panama City to visit Oakland Cemetery, Baker Court, and the Baker-Whitehurst house. Dinner will be in Fort Walton Beach Saturday evening.
Date: Sunday, June 10, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Fort Walton Beach, FL
Dinner at Taste in Downtown Fort Walton Beach, FL
Monday Pensacola Trip
Date: Monday, June 11, 2018
Summary: We will meet at 9:00 am at a coffeehouse in Pensacola, FL and drive over to the University of West Florida, Archives. There we will view the original Dr. Simmons Jones Baker “Recollections” document, as well as other documents in the Watson Collection, and the Baker-Watson Collections. We will also visit Bayview Memorial Cemetery in Pensacola, and Jesse Rogers Cemetery in Mary Ester, FL on the way back. Dinner Monday night will be in Fort Walton Beach, FL.
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Williamsburg Lodge, 310 South England Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Reunion Chairman: Jim Baker
Reunion Committee: Jim Baker, Danielle Haymore, Susan Wooldridge
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8:00 am Coffee at Aromas Coffeehouse.
8:45 am Carpool to Jamestown (opens at 9:00 am)
NOTE: tickets are only required for entering buildings but no tickets are needed to tour the grounds and experience outdoor reenactments
8:30 am everyone meet in the lobby of the Williamsburg Lodge
Baker Reception | Come One Come All! | Saturday 7:30 pm
|Everybody is invited to join us. Wine, soda, water and light snacks.|
Show and Tell | Sunday 9:00 am
|Bring your heirlooms! Share family stories and listen to genealogy discussions. Contact Jim or Susan if you would like to give a short presentation! Coffee and rolls will be provided.|
—-Message from the Board
—-Comments from the President
—-Annual election and vote
—-Budget and Monetary Decisions
—-Open Discussion | Choose venue for next year’s annual meeting
Break for lunch
— Treasurer: Dan Wooldridge
— Secretary: membership, etc: Susan Wooldridge
— Online Tree: Karen Baker
— Scribe: Danielle Haymore
— IT: Jim Baker
— President: John Baker
Address: 5243 Mooretown Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188
Rates range from $40/night – $70/night
Williamsburg Lodge, Marriott Autograph Collection ($153 – $419)
Advanced pay (no cancellation allowed): $153 to $246
Regular Rates (deposit required): $ 180 to $419
Address: 310 South England Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185 USA
Ask for Bakers of Buckland rate. We are trying to get a discount.
Governor’s Inn ($69 – $89)
Rates: $69 – $89 per night
Address: 506 North Henry Street Williamsburg VA 23185
Join us for Columbus Day Weekend in Seattle, WA!
You do not need to be a member to participate in the activities. We hope you can join us!
Members Only: Our Annual Meeting will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, October 8, 2016. This is a closed meeting for members only, where sensitive topics such as finances and elections are discussed.
2015 October Annual Meeting (members only)
RSVP for all events by September 1, 2015 to:
2015 October Tours and Reunion
October 2, 2015
October 2 – 4, 2015
October 4, 2015
These are not fund raisers. No fees are charged, however you are responsible for your travel and food expenses.
If we encounter any unexpected costs, we might pass a goodwill basket around to help offset them.