Reunion 2017 Information
Come one, come all, to the 8th biennial
Woodworth Family Genealogy Reunion (2017)
The Reunion is
scheduled to start the afternoon of June 11, 2017 and will end on the
evening of Wednesday, June 14, 2017.
The location is at the
Best Western Jacksonville Inn
in Jacksonville Illinois.
The reunion rates are $84.99 per night. Reservations must be made by
6, 2017 to get these rates. Please call them at 866-715-0006
and tell them that you are with the
- June 11th -Registration will start at 3:00pm in our meeting
room. After registration, we
will hold a session to introduce the participants and layout the reunion
agenda. Each of the following three days will start with a breakfast
meeting to discuss the events of the day.
June 12th - will be our Woodworth tour day. The tour buses
will leave after breakfast around 9:00am.
We will head out to Springfield for a day of activities.
Our main objective will be the Lincoln Museum. This extraordinary
museum provides insight not only into the role Lincoln played in the
history of the country but also the many facets of the Civil War.
We will also visit the
Lincoln Home, Lincoln Tomb and the Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices.
A buffet lunch in Springfield, will be at a local Golden Corral
restaurant. We will return
to the hotel by 5:00pm. At
7:00pm we will gather in our meeting room to discuss family events and
some Woodworth genealogy.
– June 13th – On Tuesday we will caravan and/or car pool to
Hannibal, MO, the home of Mark Twain.
This area has a variety of Mark Twain, Molly Brown and Huck Finn
activities to enjoy.
As a group, we will
be meeting at the Mark Twain Riverboat at 11:00am for a riverboat tour
followed by lunch on the dock. After lunch we are free to participate in
whatever we wish. Some of the activities include a Trolley Bus Tour,
Local Museum and Mark Twain Cave. You can see what is available by
viewing the Hannibal Visitors Bureau’s website:
On Tuesday evening, starting around 7pm. we will hold a meeting
to discuss the future of these reunions and our fun Woodworth Auction,
so please bring items you think other family members might be interested
in buying. The income from
this auction helps provide seed money for the next reunion in 2019.
June 14th is our “day off” day.
Jacksonville offers many interesting activities including a large
Ferris wheel and a self guided underground railroad tour. For more
information, please visit:
For Woodworths interested in Ferris Wheels, you should visit:
a manufacture of Ferris Wheels and other amusement park rides. On
Wednesday night we will hold our traditional banquet. Activities will
start around 6:00 PM. This year we have a well known speaker: Doctor
Steven Woodworth, the author of many books on the Civil War.
Prior to the banquet, please plan on being in the meeting room
around 4pm to meet and greet Dr Woodworth personally.
We are estimating the cost to be $105 for each attendee. This is based
upon having about 50 attendees. Included in this cost is Melanie’s
wonderful and informative booklet, Attending the Springfield Tour (Bus,
Lunch, Entry Fees), Attending the Hannibal Tour (Boat Cruise, Lunch),
and Banquet Dinner. Depending on attendance and other unknowns, this
estimate is really an Estimate.
For the Reunion Booklet -
When you sign up
initially, please also contact Melanie Woodworth at
If you attended the last reunion and that booklet contained all
of the correct information and you don’t want to change anything, just
let her know. If you missed
the last reunion, but attended earlier ones, let Melanie know if any of
your information has changed and please send her a photo.
If this is your first reunion, please send Melanie your Woodworth
line, address, email, contact information and a photo. – if you have
problems with your Woodworth line, let me know and I will try and help
you develop it.
Please send payments to: Diane Liebert, 3750 Robin Hood Way, Madison WI
53718. Or, we also have a
PayPal account. If you want
to send your payment thru them please email me:
and we will send you the information.
If you plan on attending, please:
Contact Diane Liebert at
Diane@woodworthfamily.org and list individuals planning to
Send $75 deposit to Diane at 3750 Robin Hood Way, Madison WI
53718 for each person attending.
Email Melanie with booklet information at
Call Hotel and reserve your room (866) 715-0006
We hope to see all of you in June,
Diane and Dale....
This may change if circumstances change