My family will be gathering!
Independence Day means it is time for the family to gather here for a big cookout. There will be aunts & uncles and cousins of all ages. It is a great time to reconnect and a great time for me to share my research into our family history.
In the Past
I set up trifold displays highlighting my research. One year I showed everyone how our Brown family moved from Virginia, through the Carolinas, into Louisiana & Mississippi. Our branch continued into Ohio and the New York.
I included information on the routes they may have taken & details about The Federal Road. The display inspired lots of conversations about our family.
What about our current family & travel?
When the family gathers it is also time for fun. This year I have a couple contests.
1. How many states have you visited? Has anyone visited all 50? Who has visited the most states?
2. What is the most unusual place you have visited in the USA? Was it an unusual museum? The largest ball of string? Judges will select the winners.
Everyone will add post it notes to a trifold display. It should spark conversations about our family's current travels and maybe some interesting stories to add to our family's history.
Prizes will be given!
I have sewn fabric baskets in red, white & blue. They will be filed with small surprises & given to the winners.
How will you celebrate the 4th?