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Clan Ewing Commander...
John Thor Ewing will attend the Nashville Gathering! An author and historian, Thor will travel with us to the sites founded by early Ewing settlers in Davidson County, Tennessee, and Logan County, Kentucky. Welcome back to America, Thor!
We recommend that you register online via the online Registration Web Page. If you are more comfortable with a paper process, you may print out the Registration (pdf), enter your data, and mail it with your payment according to the directions provided.
The official venue for the Gathering is the Maxwell House Millenium Hotel, located at 2025 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville, TN 37228. You can make your reservation by calling (615) 313-3584. You can try the special Hotel website link for EFA. Or contact the main Hotel website.
The Ewing Family Association is enjoying a special rate of $135 per night for up to 3 people. A fourth person can stay for an additional $10 per night. When registering, be sure to state that you are attending the Ewing Family Association Gathering. Parking at the hotel is free.
We will be travelling around Nashville and north into Kentucky. You should be prepared to rent a vehicle if you fly into Nashville. Ride-sharing may be possible. There are shuttles to and from the airport and the downtown area. Historic Woodlon Hall, City Cemetery and The Hermitage (home of Scots-American President Andrew Jackson) are three sites to which we will travel.
On Sunday morning, after hotel check-out, we will drive to Logan County, Kentucky, to visit the Red River Meeting House site. This historic site is the home of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and site of the Second Great Awakening conducted in part by Rev. Finis Ewing.
Schedule of Events
Friday, August 17
3:00 p.m. Registration begins
5:00 p.m. Refreshments in reception room with welcome from EFA Officers and local hosts ... Presentation by David Ewing, local historian
6:30 p.m. Dinner on your own
Saturday, August 18
9:00 a.m. Gather in reception room ... Presentation by Davidson County historian, Carole Bucy
10:30 a.m. City Cemetery with Fletch Coke, docent Nashville City Cemetery Association ... (Things to see: Grave of city founder James Robertson, multiple Ewing grave sites)
12:00 p.m. Lunch on your own (multiple restaurants in the downtown area) ... Place of interest: Fort Nashborough
1:30 p.m. The Hermitage (home of Andrew Jackson) ... Ticket included in your Registration fee. Interpreter-led tour of mansion; self-guided audio tour of gardens. Visitor center and gift shop.
4:00 p.m. Drive by Woodlon Hall, home of ‘Devil Alex’ Ewing
4:30 p.m. Return to Hotel
6:30 p.m. Banquet ... Includes General Membership Meeting & Entertainment
Sunday, August 19
11:00 a.m. Check Out
11:45 a.m. Leave for Red River Meeting House in Schochoh, Logan County, KY ... Approximately 44 miles North on TN RTE 431
1:00 p.m. Meet at Red River Meeting House
1:30 p.m. Presentation by Darlynn Moore, Chair of the RRMH Board
2:30 p.m. Adjournment