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Sent: 5/5/2016 9:39:07 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: Re: RAMSHA Gathering 2016
Please forward this to anyone you think might be interested. Thanks! -Jon
Here are the basics for this year's RAMSHA Gathering, Saturday, June 18,
We'll let you know as we work out details.
The day will begin with a visit to Ruddles Station (Cynthiana, KY) and end
at Fort Boonesborough
State Park (Winchester/Richmond, KY).
Here is the information we have so far, along with tentative times:
- 8:00am - meet up in Cynthiana, KY area (leave promptly at 8:30 to go to
- 9:00am - 10:15 - ceremony at Ruddles Station site / visit vault if
feasible (on private property).
(If you would like to meet us at Ruddles Station or Ft. BB (Ft.
Boonesborough State Park recreated
fort), we will supply directions to these sites. Be aware, Ruddles Station
will only be open to
our group during our assigned time.)
- 11:30 - lunch at Ft. Boonesborough (food stand).
- Afternoon activities, TBA (RAMSHA meeting/visit, a talk from our own
LaRoux Gillespie, musical
entertainment, genealogy, exhibits, pioneer woods walk, 18th century
artifacts, archaeology, KY
longrifle / firestarting demo, etc. - we'll be finalizing the schedule
soon & will pass that on to
- 5:30pm, short hike/visit to Lower Howard's Creek (Many of our ancestors
were at other forts
before Ruddles & Martins Stations, this is the beautiful preserved
pioneer/Indian route from BB to
Ruddles & Blue Licks. You will be walking in the footsteps of our
ancestors & the British &
Here are some photos from a trip we took a few years ago on Lower Howard's
- 6:00pm supper at Halls on the River, site of pioneer settlement
(frontier land route traveling
N. from BB towards ). Restaurant is right next to trailhead.
If you are planning to participate in all events, an ideal hotel location
would be somewhere
within 5 miles of the intersection of Rt. 68 & I-75/64. That would be
around 30 minutes from
Ruddles Station and also Fort Boonesborough.
Sunday - If you stay, you can participate in the Ft BB activities, OR we
can suggest other local
sites of interest (if you come on Friday, there are more good historical
places to visit).
- We will be having our event partially in conjunction with another event
going on at Fort BB,
called “A Gathering of Descendants”. This is geared towards research of
families on the frontier &
at Ft BB. Although the RAMSHA gathering will be only be on Saturday, there
will be park activities
continuing at Ft. Boonesborough that Sunday.
- Excluding meals, the event cost will be under $10.
Holder Trail, mouth of Lower Howard's Creek (on the Kentucky River):
Halls on the River: http://www.hallsontheriver.com/about-us.html
Here is a description of the Fort event:
Fort Boonesborough “A Gathering of Descendants” – 6/18/2016 to 6/19/2016 –
Fort Boonesborough will
have a weekend that we hope will remind folks of what homecomings and
family reunions are about,
with a bit of a twist! We want to welcome everyone who had
ancestors who came to Fort Boonesborough in the 18th century and played a
part in the early
settlement of Kentucky.
We will have resources and information available about many of the folks
who were here in those
early days, ideas of where to find genealogical information, museum
exhibits of artifacts from the
original fort site, authors on hand to sign books about
early days of the fort, the people, and surrounding areas, and ongoing
of the daily lives, chores, skills and trades of those who came here
during that time.
Representatives from the Dr. Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History,
The Society of
Boonesborough, Eastern Kentucky Library and Archives, and some local
will be on here to assist with information on Genealogy, early Kentucky
cemeteries, early Madison
county Family History, and more. This event is free with regular paid
admission to the fort.
P.S. I apologize for missing last years gathering and for any problems
that caused. My
appreciation to everyone who carried on without having me there to help