August 2021 will be the 140th anniversary of the Hotchkiss Family Association. It s a big deal! Plan on attending our reunion on August 6, 7, & 8 at Gettysburg, PA.
Don Hotchkiss has the plan in place for the event schedule.
Hotchkiss descendants have served in every war since arriving in the New Haven Colony about 1638. Don Hotchkiss, our military genealogist and expert on Gettysburg has gathered the records of hundreds who have served.
The weekend will include tours of the military cemetery where two Hotchkiss’ are buried, the Visitors Center, Gettysburg Cyclorama, a battlefield tour with our own Hotchkiss Gettysburg expert, a ghost tour and an Eisenhower Home tour.
Friday evening will feature a ‘Welcome’ get together. During the weekend we’ll see the reenactors camp with ‘show and tell’, and a meal or two at historic taverns. We’ll have our evening program on Saturday.
Don has set up a block of rooms set up at The Inn at Herr Ridge with breakfast included. Also in the works for Sunday is a tour of the Eisenhower Home. Mark your calendar today! Plan to make it a family affair; bring your children and grandchildren. There is nothing like seeing where history was made to understand our history and appreciate our heritage. Watch for the next newsletter for more information. We’ll have reminders of the schedule. If you need a reservation form, just send us your email and we’ll send it to you. We’ll also provide ideas for area sightseeing to include in your trip.