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National Stanley Family Association 26th Reunion
2nd Quarter Century Begins
June 26 & 27, 2015
Held at Estes Dining Hall, Randolph-Macon College
GPS Coordinates: 37.7622545, -77.477650
Corner of E Patrick and Henry St
(North of 204 Henry St)
Ashland, VA 23005
800-888-1762

 

TOUR INFORMATION

Tour #1 - 2:00 pm - Montpelier Center For Arts & Education - 30 minute tour

A request to Stanley families has been made by The Montpelier Center for Arts & Education to help develop the Stanley Allee located in the Village Green.  You can view their web page about the Stanley Alee by clicking the link above.  The purpose of the Stanley Allee is:
  • To recognize, honor and tribute our ancestors--the early Stanley families and their extraordinary visionaries of freedom and liberty
  • To recognize their strong presence since 1700
  • To recognize local heritage in Hanover County, Virginia

Tour #2 - 2:45 pm - Cedar Creek Meeting House Site - 1 hour(?) tour
Cedar Creek Meeting HouseThe site of the Cedar Creek monthly meeting in Hanover County, VA is now a small, forested glen.  The only remnants of the meetinghouse are the trenches marking its “robbed” foundation, and a few bricks.  Many Stanley descendants have stood at this site and wondered what the meetinghouse actually looked like when it was a hub of Quaker activity.

Tour #3 - 3:30 pm  Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown - 1 hour+(?) tour
Cedar Creek Meeting HouseIt was here at Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown that Henry conceived his most influential revolutionary ideas.  Scotchtown is the only original standing home of the Patriot and Orator of the American Revolution;  Patrick Henry lived here from 1771-1778.  It was at Scotchtown that he formulated the ideas of his famous “Liberty or Death” speech and it was from the house that he rode to St. John’s Church in Richmond on March 23, 1775 to deliver it.

Tour #4 - Valentine Museum & John Wickham House - 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The Valentine has been collecting, preserving and interpreting Richmond, VGeneral Collectionsirginia's stories for more than a century.  Located in the heart of historic downtown, the Valentine is a place for residents and tourists to discover the diverse stories that tell the history of this important region.
Walking Tours:  Richmond History Tours offer more than 340 opportunities to tour Richmond on foot, by bus or with your dog. Led by master guides, these tours are the best way to experience the city’s past, present and future.
John Wickham HouseThe Wickham House:  The Wickham House was designed by Boston architect Alexander Paris and finished in 1812, in the exclusive Richmond neighborhood known as "Court End" for its proximity to the courts and State Capitol. With a view of the new capitol from their formal garden, and neighbors like Chief Justice John Marshall and bank president John Brockenbrough, the John and Elizabeth Wickham positioned themselves close to their social and financial peers.

Tour #5 - St. Peters (Anglican/Episcopal) Church
The Anglican Church where Thomas Stanley attended when he first moved to Virginia from England.  Three of his sons were baptized in this church.  If you are able to stay one more day, on Sunday, June 28, we have been invited to worship at 10:00 a.m. in this church.  After worship a tour of the church can be arranged so that you may see copies of the baptismal records of the three Stanley sons.  Please mark your interest on the Registration Form. St Peters Anglican Church