2013 Annual Meeting


2013 Annual Meeting

For the Society’s 2013 business meeting we will again be meeting on Saturday, 21 September 2013 at the Country Inns and Suites Hotel, Harrisburg at Union Deposit Road, Pennsylvania.

This will be the third time we have used this facility due to its convenient location for most of the officers and trustees likely to attend. It is always good to be able to meet at a familiar place, and a place that is familiar with us. As always, we stress that all Parke Society members are both welcomed and encouraged to attend!

We will have 2 suites (1 King bed) and 8 standard rooms (2 Queen beds), with the rates the same as last year ($120, and $102 respectively, plus 11% tax). Simply call the hotel directly at (717) 558-9200 and ask for a room in The Parke Society block. If you are interested in discussing your research with the Historian, please let him know so that he can bring materials appropriate to your line.

You’ll find a lot to do in Harrisburg before or following our meeting: the Pennsylvania State Library and the Historical Society of Dauphin County are both in Harrisburg. The Pennsylvania State Archives, also in Harrisburg, has a wealth of information about early immigrants and the Revolutionary War history. Even closer to our hotel is the National Civil War Museum. The excellent Lancaster County Historical Society is a short drive away and is located on the same grounds as Wheatland, the home of President James Buchanan. Of course, you ought not to forget that Hershey, Pennsylvania is nearby, and offers a source of fun of a completely different kind!