THE GENOWAY(S) FAMILY REUNION WILL BE HELD IN FORT CALHOUN, NEBRASKA AND HOSTED BY THE NEBRASKA GENOWAYS (note the correct spelling of the family name)!
JULY 1, 2005:
* (Friday) Arrive by plane, or car, or bus to accommodations in Blair, Nebraska (about 22 Miles North of Omaha Airport) or to accommodations in Omaha.
* For Those Coming By Plane: One of the Nebraskans will be at the airport to meet you and shuttle you to Blair. Make your own reservations at the Super 8 motel (1-800-800-8000 or 1-402-426-8888) or the Econolodge (1-800-553-2666 or 1-402-426-3240) in Blair, or any hotel of your choosing in Omaha. The Sleep Inn at 2525 Abbott Drive (402-342-2525), Super 8 Motel at 3000 Airport Drive (712-347-5588), and Country Inn & Suites at 2210 Abbott Drive (712-347-5600) are all near the airport.
* 6 PM to 8:30 PM—Those arriving in time for dinner may get together at the Genoways’ home at 121 North 10th Street, Fort Calhoun, Nebraska (about 12 miles north of the Omaha airport or about 10 miles south of Blair). We will barbeque some hamburgers and have all of the fixin’s available.
JULY 2, 2005:
* 9 AM—After a restful night in Blair or Omaha, travel to Ft. Calhoun, NE, to meet at the Genoways’ home for breakfast and conversation. (Breakfast catered by Nebraska Genoways.)
* Spend the morning reviewing and revising the Genoways Family Genealogy. Bev Rutledge has turned our work on our family genealogy into a document that is approaching 200 pages. It is an awesome document that should propel us toward a great-published family genealogy; however, we still have considerable work to do. This will be everyone’s first opportunity to have direct input into this document. Bring all of your family information and we will make additions, deletions, and corrections.
* Have lunch together or on your own.
* 1:30 to 4 PM—Continue working on the Genoways Family Genealogy or visit Fort Atkinson living history programs (located about three blocks from the Genoways home) at the restored site of the first American settlement west of the Missouri River 1819-1827, see the results of one of the national Lewis and Clark signature events held last August.
* 5:30 PM—Group dinner at area restaurant.
JULY 3, 2005:
* 9:30 AM—For those interested, we will start on the “Dead Genoways” trip from Ft. Calhoun. We will travel to Cedar Bluff, Saunders Co., to visit two cemeteries. We will then proceed to Aurora and Giltner in Hamilton Co. to visit three cemeteries. These graves are of members of the Andrew Jackson Genoways and Cyrus Alexander Genoways lines. This trip will take at least 6 hours. We will get some lunch in Aurora.
* 9:30 AM—For those who do not wish to take this tour there are many things that you can do in this part of eastern Nebraska. If you haven’t already done so, you can visit Fort Atkinson living history programs (located about three blocks from the Genoways home) at the restored site of the first American settlement west of the Missouri River 1819-1827, and see the results of one of the national Lewis and Clark signature events held last August. Just east of Blair on the Iowa side of the Missouri River is the Desoto National Wildlife Refuge. You will see many migratory birds on the refuge. The visitors’ center has a great display of the contents of a 1870s steamboat that was excavated on the refuge. It is worth the visit. Omaha has many museums such as the Joslyn Art Museum and Western Heritage Museum. One of Omaha’s world famous attractions is the Henry Doorly Zoo and also is worth the visit.
Please return the enclosed postcard so that we know your plans. Or send us a message with your plans to our e-mail address at firstname.lastname@example.org We are trying to gather as many family e-mail addresses as possible so that we can distribute drafts of the Genoways Family Genealogy in the future.
If you plan to come to the reunion, we will send you information on attractions and accommodations throughout Nebraska. If you are willing to leave Interstate 80, you will be surprised.