Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown

Reunion 2018

The Thrasher Family Association is headed to Virginia, Friday, May 4th to Sunday, May 6th, for the 44th annual TFA Reunion.  Our headquarters will be:

The Holiday Inn & Suites – Williamsburg Historic Gateway

515 Bypass Road

Williamsburg, VA  23185


On Friday evening, May 4th, we are planning an outing to Historic Williamsburg for dinner at Shields Tavern. We will meet in the hotel lobby at 5:00pm and car pool to the restaurant.  Our dinner reservation is for the restaurant’s first seating from 5:15pm-7:15pm. Drawing influences from every corner of the former British Empire, the cuisine at James Shield’s Tavern offers an authentic taste of the cosmopolitan nature of the Colonies in the 18th century. Our group will be served a fixed-price menu that includes a choice of either soup or salad for the first course and three main course options with side dishes. A dessert course is included as are Tavern breads and your choice of coffee, tea or fountain beverage.After dinner at Shields Tavern, an optional living history program, “Cry Witch,” is scheduled for 7:30pm at the Capitol General Court. The popular “Cry Witch” program is an historical reenactment of the 1706 witchcraft trial of Grace Sherwood and has been performed in Williamsburg for a number of years. The audience is an active participant in the trial. You decide! Is Grace Sherwood a witch? Question witnesses. Weigh evidence. Finally, cast your vote for the guilt or innocence of “the Virginia Witch.”

This is a separate, reservation only, ticketed event for those wishing to experience Historic Williamsburg.  Tickets for the one-hour program are $19 and must be purchased in advance. Those wishing to return to the hotel instead will be able to enjoy fellowship with their cousins in the James Room.

On Saturday, May 5th, breakfast will be served in the James Room from 7:00am-9:00am. Those participating in the tour will depart the hotel at 9:00am and carpool to Historic Jamestowne for a guided tour of the oldest continuous English settlement in the New World. After lunch we will have a guided tour of Yorktown Battlefield Park and learn about the decisive battle of the American Revolutionary War that took place in October of 1781. The cost of both guided tours, including a box lunch, is $38. We plan to depart Yorktown in time to be back at the hotel no later than 3:30pm.

The annual meeting of the Thrasher Family Association will commence at 4:00pm Saturday, May 5th, in the James Room. Thrasher Family Association president, John E. Thrasher is in charge of the agenda. After the annual meeting we will have a short break to allow members to freshen up for dinner. A buffet dinner is scheduled for 6:30pm in the James Room. After dinner, the James Room will be open for more visiting and sharing.  On Sunday, breakfast will be served in the James Room from 7:00am-9:00am for those wanting to enjoy some food and conversation with their cousins before returning home.

Here’s an overview of our Schedule:

Friday, May 4, 2018

5:00 pm                     Meet in the lobby to carpool to dinner

5:15 pm-7:15 pm      Dinner at Shields Tavern

7:30 pm-8:30 pm    “Cry Witch” performance at the Capitol General Court

James Room will be open for TFA members

Saturday, May 5, 2018

7:00 am-9:00 am       TFA breakfast buffet in James Room

9:00 am                       Depart for Jamestown and Yorktown

9:30 am:-11:30 am     Guided tour of Historic Jamestowne

11:30 am-12:00 pm     Depart Jamestown for Yorktown

12:00 pm–12:45 pm   Boxed Lunch at Yorktown Battlefield Park

12:45 pm-2:45 pm      Guided tour of the Yorktown Battlefield Park

2:45 pm                        Depart Yorktown for hotel

3:30 pm                        Arrive back at hotel

4:00 pm                        TFA Business Meeting in the James Room

6:30 pm                        TFA Dinner in James Room

James Room will be open for TFA members

Sunday, May 6, 2018

7:00 am-9:00 am     TFA breakfast buffet in James Room

11 Responses to Reunion

  1. Dale, I’m so sorry you and Trudy won’t be there. I would really love to meet you. I guess you’ll just have to send some or all of your beautiful daughters! xo

  2. Dale R. Thrasher says:

    Hello Chere. I have really looked forward to meeting you and exchanging information regarding our Thrasher connection. Perhaps you could visit with us sometime?
    Cheers, Dale T.

  3. Mary Linda Bowden Barefield says:

    Please sign me up for Thrasher Families notification

  4. Charla Gansen says:

    Please sign me up for Thrasher Family notifications. I would love to attend a reunion. John Leonard Thrasher born 1850 died 1937 is my Great-Great Grandpa. I would love to meet other Thrashers.

    • NancyThrasher Cherry says:

      Charla, I have copies of many pictures belonging to Amos Thrasher. Amos was a friend of my father’s. I think he was a son of John Leonard. Would love to chat with you.

  5. Steven Thrasher says:

    After my wife’s name was put in a Northrup Grumman magazine we were contacted and told about this association. I have since lost the letter, but I wanted to reach out and find out how I become more involved.

  6. Carolyn Sirmon says:

    I am one of Lanfert Claudian Thrasher daughters and would like details about the reunion. My Sister, Claudia Pearl Thrasher Wynne and I plan to attend. Please e-mail reunion agenda and lodging information to me. Thank you for sharing this information,

  7. When will more information be available on the 2018 Thrasher reunion? I would like to go.

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