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DARWIN FAMILY ASSOCIATION
Are you a Darwin cousin? Become a member of the Darwin Family Association, and join us at our Annual Reunion this June in Macon, Georgia!
Your membership in the Darwin Family Association is very important to us, and we invite you to be a part of our growing Darwin family group. Even if you are unable to join us in Macon this year, I hope that you will continue to support the Darwin family efforts with your paid membership in the organization. Annual 2020-21 Membership dues for the DFA are $25 per family. Membership dues are used for mailings, administrative fees, and to defray organizational expenses for future reunions.
Have a Reunion or Membership question?
Kathryn M. Jackson, Treasurer
The Darwin Family Association
803 Nolan Blvd.
Madison, AL 35758-1309
2020 DARWIN FAMILY REUNIONThe 2020 Darwin Family Reunion will be held Friday and Saturday, June 12 – 13 in Macon, GA. Macon Marriott City Center will serve as Reunion headquarters. This downtown Four-Diamond hotel is conveniently located to Macon’s historic sites, museum district, art galleries, and trendy night spots and is connected to the Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center in Macon Centreplex. The hotel has a classic American dining restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner; a concierge desk; and an indoor pool and fitness center. The Middle Georgia Regional Airport (MCN) is located 14-miles from the hotel. Please note that our hotel does not provide shuttle service from the airport; estimated taxi fare to the hotel is $20 (one way). The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is approximately 77-miles from the hotel; estimated taxi fare is $160 (one way).
You are encouraged to arrive on Thursday, June 11th, in order to take part in Friday morning’s planned group activity. We have an 11:00 AM arrival time for a guided tour of Hay House, a National Historic Landmark and one of the finest antebellum houses in America. Upon its completion in 1859, news accounts called it ‘The Palace of the South’.
During the Reunion, the Hospitality Room will be open late Thursday afternoon through Saturday for visiting and sharing Darwin family information. Check in with us when you arrive to say ‘hello’ and to receive final instructions for Friday morning’s tour of Hay House. Then, feel free to come and go as you please in the Hospitality Room, stopping by to visit with your Darwin family members or to grab a cool drink and a snack.
Saturday evening events begin at 5 PM with a cash bar gathering to be followed by the Darwin Family Banquet at 6 PM and then the Annual Meeting of the Darwin Family Association. Dressy-casual attire is considered appropriate for the Saturday night Banquet, (i.e., no shorts or jeans, please).
I hope that you plan to join us for the Reunion again this year … or for the first time. Make your travel plans and book your hotel reservation. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Kathryn Jackson whose email and telephone information are provided on the reservation form. Diana and I always look forward to seeing each of you and to another wonderful weekend of fellowship with our Darwin family.
Robert L. Darwin, President
Darwin Family Association
OCMULGEE MOUNDS NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK - Pre-historic American Indian site; over 17,000 years of continuous human habitation; North America’s only reconstructed Earth Lodge dates to 1015; Civil War battlefield.
MUSEUM OF ARTS & SCIENCES – Home to an impressive collection of art, science, nature, and animal exhibits and mini zoo --- and Ziggy, the 40-million year old whale fossil. Be sure to check out the Mark Smith Planetarium.
GEORGIA SPORTS HALL OF FAME - Largest state sports hall in America
TUBMAN MUSEUM – Southeast’s largest museum dedicated to African-American art, history, and culture
ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND MUSEUM AT THE BIG HOUSE – Home of Southern Rock pioneers, from 1969-1973; a showcase of the band’s archives and memorabilia
THE OTIS REDDING FOUNDATION & MINI MUSEUM – Learn about the King of Soul. Otis Redding
CANNONBALL HOUSE – Greek revival mansion built in 1853, the only structure in Macon struck by a cannonball during the Civil War in 1864
SIDNEY LANIER COTTAGE – 1842 birthplace of Georgia’s poet laureate and celebrated musician; listed on the National Register of Historic Places; see his silver flute and view his wife’s tiny wedding gown from 1867
ROSE HILL CEMETERY – One of the earliest surviving public landscaped cemeteries in the southeastern U.S., listed in the National Register of Historic Places; consciously designed to function as both a cemetery and a public park
MUSEUM OF AVIATION – Located only 18-mi. south of Macon in Warner Robins, this is the second-largest aerospace museum of the U. S. Air Force; displays over 85 historic aircraft, missiles, cockpits, and award-winning exhibits.
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