Final Payment for the Class of '69 Mini-Reunion
in Charlottesville, VA, October 11-14, 2012
Make your final payment for Charlottesville 2012, choose your options and provide the requested information.
This is the final payment and information form for our upcoming Mini-Reunion in Charlottesville beginning October 11, 2012. Please follow the steps below to choose your options, indicate special needs, and make your final payment. We have attempted to make this process as simple as possible by bundling most of the costs into a single fee and giving you a simple look-up to determine and pay your remaining charges. The fee includes all costs associated with the welcome reception Thursday evening, lunch and dinner Friday and Saturday, admission to all the venues, our two intellectual leaders and bus transportation to and from all the sites we are visiting Friday and Saturday (including the Oktoberfest Saturday evening, so you won't need a designated driver). You will be on your own ticket for dinner Thursday evening, breakfasts and optional golf and other activities Sunday.
As you know, We will be headquartered at Wintergreen Resort, about 50 minutes from Charlottesville, Virginia. Most major airlines have service from their hubs to the regional airport (CHO). We have two renowned intellectual leaders for the weekend. Professor John Stagg *73 of the University of Virginia, Editor in Chief of the Madison Papers, who, incidentally, began his Ph.D. work at Princeton under honorary classmate Jim McPherson in 1969, will accompany us on Friday. Jefferson Looney *83, a scholar at the Monticello Foundation and editor of Jefferson’s retirement papers, will be with us Saturday, complementing Professor Stagg’s Madison focus on Friday.
For those wishing to get a start on some relevant background reading, The War of 1812: Conflict for a Continent by John Stagg came out in April. It's not a biography, but has a lot of essential Madison in it. It's only about 200 pages and Prof. Stagg recommended it over his earlier treatments.
At Montpelier Friday, in addition to a private tour in small groups of James and Dolley Madison's home, we have arranged for four private Expert Experiences:
The Restoration Experience with Montpelier's Director of Restoration, John Jeanes, provides an illustrated overview of the remarkable architectural evolution of Montpelier from 1763 to today, highlighting the research, process and execution of the work. [SOLD OUT]
The Archaeological Experience with Montpelier's Director of Archaeology, Matt Reeves, will explore how archaeologists restore ceramics, conserve iron, and process all artifacts at the lab. A tour of the active dig site is included where Matt and his team are recovering artifacts from an early 19th century slave quarter.
The Curatorial Experience examines the latest discoveries in the Presidential Detective Story. Discussion may include ceramics, artwork, décor and furniture.
The Origins of the Constitution with Montpelier Scholar in Residence, Lynn Uzzell, explores how James Madison helped shape America's greatest achievement, the U. S. Constitution. The conversation will conclude with the Constitution's enduring relevance to people's lives today. [SOLD OUT]
Please choose one of these by checking the appropriate box on the form. You and your spouse don't have to take the same one. If you would prefer to spend the time on your own exploring other aspects of the mansion and grounds, including the gardens, Gilmore Cabin (a slave cabin) and a Civil War-themed trail, please select that option. Note that while we have more than enough total capacity, group size for the individual Expert Experiences is limited to 25, first-come first-served.
You can also sign up for two optional Sunday activities:
Nine holes of golf at Devil's Knob. We have reserved 20 tee times between 10:00 am and 11:00 am. The green fee including golf carts is $49 per person. You can rent Callaway clubs for $55.00.
A guided nature hike along a subset of the miles of trails on the mountain with ecologist/geologist Chip Morgan starting at 9:30 am. No cost but we need a head count.
These are only two of the dozens of activities if you can stay for at least part of Sunday. Possibilities include taking in the fall colors along Blue Ridge Parkway, a visit to The Natural Bridge, the Frontier Museum in Staunton, the 22nd Annual Wine and Garlic Festival at Rebec Vineyards in Amherst ("It's chic to reek"), the Crozet Arts and Crafts Fall Festival and a wide selection of wineries, apple orchards and cheese shops. And of course you can always sleep late, hang around Wintergreen and explore the trails on your own. Everything is very well marked.
We have assumed that almost everyone, even those flying into Charlottesville, will be arriving at Wintergreen by car. The condos we will occupy are distributed all over the mountain, so a car is definitely useful for getting to the buses in the morning, the dinner Friday evening, and of course all the optional activities Sunday. Please indicate if you are traveling with a classmate or classmates and we will request the resort to locate you as close together as possible. If you have somehow figured out how to get to Wintergreen without a car, please tell us that as well.
Finally, please indicate any food allergies or dietary restrictions.
Final Payment Instructions
Here are the steps to ensure that you complete your final payment and give us all the information needed:
- Click the "Sign Up" box at the bottom right corner of this page, and you'll see the Final Payment and Information form.
- Fill in your name (if it's not already automatically entered) and mobile phone number. We have your other information from the original sign-up page.
Find your name under the "Final Payment" pull-down list. You'll see your balance right there -- no need for complex calculation!
Choose your options and provide all the other requested information.
When you're done, click "submit" at the bottom of the screen, and you'll be led through the payment process, including a PayPal screen that allows you to pay via credit card. No need for a PayPal account.
- And you're done! See you in Charlottesville!