165 Reunion of the Claflin Family Association

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165th CLAFLIN FAMILY REUNION

at Southwick’s Zoo

Two Southwick Street, Mendon, MA

 SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2019

 Coffee and Conversation in the Daniel’s Room at 9:30 A.M. 

Annual General Meeting in the Daniel’s Room at  11 A.M.

Lunch follows meetings

Southwick’s Zoo Opens at 10:00 A.M.

Claflins that have not RSVP’d via the mailed invitations must pay admission at the door.  Meetings are free to attend.  

Please email claflinfamilyassociation@gmail.com for more info.

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164th Reunion on July 28, 2018

All Claflin family members are welcome to attend the 164th annual reunion at the First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury in Shrewsbury, MA.  This year shares the story of Claflin Civil War service.

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Schedule:  Coffee and Conversation at 9:00 a.m.

Business meeting, election of officers at 10:00 a.m.

Lunch at Noon

“One Man’s Civil War” narration and songs presented by Judy Cook at 1:00 p.m.  Judy’s great-great-grandfather, Gilbert Claflin wrote letters about his service in the Union Army and Judy shares both the actual correspondence and renditions of stories and songs popular during the 1860′s.

Scottish Tea following.

Tours of the Shrewsbury Historical Society available.

The First Congregational Church is located at 19 Church Road in Shrewsbury, MA

 

Great fun at Wenham for Claflin Reunion #163

Hardy photo reunion 2017

Claflins from as far away as Texas and California gathered to discuss ancestry and to visit the Wenham Historical Association and the Claflin-Richards House on July 29, 2017.  Family members were treated to music and a primer on the bagpipes by Stephen Thomford from the North Shore Pipe Band of Massachusetts.  A catered lunch was provided to all attendees and plans are underway for the 164th reunion on July 28, 2018.  Mark your calendars now!

Stephen Thomford bagpiper Reunion 2017

163rd Claflin Family Reunion, July 29, 2017

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Join your extended family at the Wenham Museum featuring the Claflin-Richards House on July 29, 2017.  Coffee and Conversation starts at 9:00 a.m. and then at 10:00 a.m. the Claflin Family Association’s business meeting will begin.  Elections and by-law amendments are on the agenda, so please attend.  Lunch will be served at noon and tours of the homestead will be available.

The Wenham Historical Association is located at 132 Main Street, Wenham, MA 01984.  A fun exhibit, “Shake, Rattle & Roll!,” is all about mechanical toys and how they work! Explore one of the most fun collections at the museum and you’ll find toys that walk, spin, bounce, and move in all sorts of unexpected ways.  Bring the family for a great day with your Claflin cousins.

Invitations were sent to our mailing list.  Did not receive one?  Email Claflinfamilyassociation@gmail.com for more info.

Save the date, July 30, 2016, for our 162nd Reunion

Claflin family members and friends! Plan on a day at the beach for our 2016 Reunion in Warwick, Rhode Island.  We will gather at the Buttonwoods beach community center.  The center is surrounded by tennis courts, a playground and playing fields for badminton, horseshoes and croquet.  A nature walk beckons nearby.  Claflin family members who live in this area invite us to go to the beach after our lunch and social time. More details will be posted soon.

Photo:  Buttonwoods beach community center

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Reunion 2015 at Old Sturbridge Village

The Claflin Family Reunion 2015 was held at Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA on July 25, 2015.  Cousins from all over the U.S. visited and had lunch together before taking walking and carriage tours of the historic village.  A musket demonstration was provided for our enjoyment. A beautiful day to meander the dirt roads and paths of this recreation of an 1830′s colonial town in America with authentic artifacts and educational displays.

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