2013 Strong Family Reunion in White Bear Lake Minnesota

White Bear Lake

A pic­nic at Wild­wood on White Bear Lake, August 1894. (Photo cour­tesy of the Min­nesota His­tor­i­cal Society)

2013 Reunion Reg­is­tra­tion — Click here for the reg­is­tra­tion form (PDF)

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

Dove Hill Mansion in 2013

Dove Hill Man­sion in 2013

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.

St. Paul's Historic Summit Avenue (from the book cover)

St. Paul’s His­toric Sum­mit Avenue (from the book cover)

Reunion Details

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