Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Travel Tuesday: Where Have You Traveled?

Independence Day is coming! 
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.

This Year

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?

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Wendy said...

Dang! I am unworthy. Can I come to your party? This sounds wonderful. I like how you incorporate family history into your reunions piquing interest in your research. You never know who will be ready to pick up the baton and carry on your work.

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Wendy, I grab every opportunity I can to share my findings and to try and infect the rest of the family with the genealogy bug! We'll save you a hot dog and an ice cream!

Michelle Ganus Taggart said...

Wow---I'm feeling a little sad about my plans too! We will have a barbecue with immediate family (it's actually my birthday) but nothing as grand as what you have planning. Sounds like a fantastic party Colleen!