Our 2023 Meeting
The 2023 Annual Meeting / Reunion of the Avery Memorial
Association will be Saturday, July 15, 2023.
Friday, July 14 - Meet and Greet at Ebenezer Avery House
For those arriving early, on Friday July 14 the Ebenezer Avery House, Fort Street, Groton, on the grounds of Fort Griswold Battlefield, will be open from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for a “meet and greet” by AMA Board Members. Take a tour of the House and its Research Center.
Saturday, July 15 -Annual Meeting and Reunion
Location: Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa
625 North Road, Route 117
Groton, CT, 06340
Directions: I-95 North, exit 88, turn left onto 117; I-95 South exit 88, turn right onto 117. Hotel is on your right.
Registration: 9:00 a.m., followed by our traditional business meeting, memorial minute, and group photos.
Speaker: Our morning speaker will be the distinguished colonial historian Dr. Jason Warren, a former faculty member at West Point and the Army War College (Carlisle, PA.), and author of Connecticut Unscathed: Victory in the Great Narragansett War. Dr. Warren will be speaking on Connecticut’s participation in the colonial wars of the 17th century, with special attention to the part played by Captain James Avery in King Philip’s War.
Throughout the morning, a continental breakfast and light refreshments will be available.
Lunch: Our Luncheon menu, served on the premises buffet style, will include soup, salad, chicken and fish entrees, dessert pastries, beverages.
After lunch, members will have several options to choose from:
Vince Pitts , our own AMA historian, will offer a presentation on the Marquis de Lafayette’s later career titled “Our Marquis: Lafayette and America, a Mutual Admiration Society,” previously offered at gatherings of the DAR, SAR, and Mayflower Society in Connecticut.
Alternatively, members may join our president Fred Burdick for a tour of the Avery-Morgan Cemetery. Fred, who oversees the maintenance and restoration of the cemetery with its many graves of our Revolutionary War heroes, loves to share his vast knowledge of our Avery forebears and their sacrifices at Fort Griswold and elsewhere.
After Saturday’s formal program ends around 3:00, the Ebenezer Avery House will be open for visits and tours until 5:00.
On Sunday morning, those members still in the area are cordially invited to a farewell brunch or late breakfast hosted by our genial president, Fred Burdick. Details as to time and place will be provided at Saturday’s gathering.
Members are also invited to attend Sunday service at 10 am at Groton Congregational Church, 162 Monument Street, Groton (where the Avery Window is located). The church welcomes all members of the Avery Memorial Association.