The William Strother Society, Inc.
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Wednesday, July 11 through Saturday, July 14
Strother Biennial Conference - 2018  (Next Conference)
Fredericksburg, Virginia
The 17th Biennial Conference of the William Strother Society will be held in Fredericksburg, VA, from July 11 to July 14, 2018.  The main feature of the conference will be a tour of the restored main house at Ferry Farm, the most visible expression of our ties to George Washington. Based on extensive archeological research and the work of highly skilled craftsmen, the restoration was completed and the ribbon cutting ceremony was hold this past October.  Put the dates on your calendar!!  
Schedule of Events
Wednesday, July 11
  • 1 PM-6 PM - Conference Registration at the Hilton Garden Inn
  • 2 PM-4 PM - Board of Directors Meeting
  • 6:30 PM-9 PM - Board of Directors Reception and Dinner, place TBD
Thursday, July 12
  • 6:30 AM - Breakfast at Hilton Garden Inn
  • 8 AM-4 PM - Conference Registration at the Hilton Garden Inn
  • 8:30 AM-3 PM - Trolley tours of historic sites and Civil War battlefield in Fredericksburg 
  • 6 PM-9 PM - Reception and Dinner at Brock's Riverside Grill with speaker Paula Strother Thomas "Little Strother Stories"
‚ÄčFriday, July 13
  • 6:30 AM - Breakfast at Hilton Garden Inn
  • 9 AM-1:30 PM - Tour of Ferry Farm with lunch
  • 2 PM-4 PM - Tour of Millbank Plantation
  • Dinner on your own in Fredericksburg
Saturday, July 14
  • 6:30 AM - Breakfast at Hilton Garden Inn
  • 9 AM-11 AM - General Business Meeting and Elections
  • 11 AM-1 PM - New Board of Directors Meeting
  • Noon-6 PM - Free time
  • 6 PM-7 PM - Reception and family photographs at Hilton Garden Inn
  • 7 PM-10 PM - Banquet at the Hilton Garden Inn with speakers Bill Garner, President of George Washington Foundation, Dave Muraca, Chief Archeologist at Ferry Farm, and Ernst Bauer, WSS Past President and Board of Directors Member, GW Foundation "Future Plans for Ferry Farm"
Host hotel is the Hilton Garden Inn Fredericksburg
Rate:  $139 per night for standard room plus 11.3% taxes and fees ($154.70 total)
Includes:  Breakfast, wi-fi, parking 
Reservations:  when making reservations, be sure to mention our conference code STR018
     Hotel direct:  540-548-8822
     Toll free:       1-855-271-3617