Join us in White Bear Lake, Minnesota for the 2013 Strong Family Reunion — August 9–10, 2013!
White Bear Lake
Our special speaker after dinner Friday will be Sara Markoe Hanson, Executive Director of the White Bear Lake Historical Society. She will talk about the colorful Resort and Gangster eras.
Friday dinner is at the White Bear Yacht Club, located on White Bear Lake. Boat rides will be available after the speaker.
Saturday includes a Sit-Down Plated Dinner at the Dove Hill Mansion in the historic Hill District of Summit Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota. There will be musical accompaniment throughout the evening and a special speaker to talk about the history of St. Paul and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
A Look at Summit Avenue
“Well known as the most prestigious and beautiful street in the Twin Cities and one of the longest urban boulevards in the United States, Summit Avenue runs past the opulent mansion of railroad tycoon James J. Hill, an early home of F. Scott Fitzgerald, and residences designed by renowned architect Cass Gilbert.” — from the description for the book, St. Paul’s Historic Summit Avenue.
Railroad tycoon James J. Hill built the first and largest of the Summit Hill Mansions. He later built a second mansion next to the first, and presented it to his son Louis Hill as a wedding present. The Louis Hill mansion has since been privately restored, and is the home of our Strong cousins the Nicholsons. The mansion is now named Dove Hill, and will be our home for the Saturday portion of the Strong Family Reunion.
Todd Nicholson and family are hosting our 2013 Strong Family Reunion in White Bear Lake Minnesota and nearby St. Paul Minnesota.
Join us in White Bear Lake, Minnesota for the 2013 Strong Family Reunion, August 9–10, 2013
White Bear Country Inn
4940 North Highway 61
White Bear Lake, MN (651) 429‑5393
We have 10 guest rooms reserved and guaranteed at a rate of $117.78/night (including tax) for two Queen beds or King bed with pull-out Sofa Sleeper. This rate is guaranteed if reservations are made by July 8, 2013 (mention Strong Family Reunion). The inn offers a free continental hot/cold breakfast and a full service restaurant for lunch and dinner. Other amenities include indoor pool and whirlpool, game room and exercise room. Continue reading