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.

Back Up Lodging

We have 5 extra rooms to be used if needed, if the White Bear Coun­try Inn is fully booked. Guest rooms are $118.08/night (includ­ing tax) for stan­dard two Queen Beds. Call Todd Nichol­son at (651) 226‑7233 to make reservations.

AmericInn Lodge and Suites of White Bear Lake  — 4675 White Bear Park­way, White Bear Lake, MN.

Reg­is­tra­tion and Sched­ule for the Weekend

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

Fri­day, August 9 at 2:30 pm — BOARD MEETING — Fam­ily Suite #TBA

Fri­day, August 9 at 4:00 to 5:30 pm — REGISTRATION/HOSPITALITY — Fam­ily Suite #TBA
Reg­is­tra­tion fee cov­ers hos­pi­tal­ity room, speaker and enter­tain­ment
#_______x $20.00 ea.   $______

Mem­ber Name:_____________

Address:__________________ City:_________________ State:__________ Zip:_____

Phone:____-_____-_______ Email:________________________________________

*Fam­ily Attend­ing with you: 1__________________ 2____________________ 3_______________________
*Names as they should appear on name badges.

Fri­day, August 9, at 6:00 pm — Grilled Burger & Chicken Buf­fetWhite Bear Yacht Club, located on White Bear Lake, 56 Dell­wood Avenue

Grilled Cer­ti­fied Angus Beef burg­ers and Mar­i­nated grilled chicken breast
Dis­play of sliced cheeses (Swiss, Ched­dar, Amer­i­can, Pepper-Jack)
Green leaf let­tuce, ripe red tomato slices, shaved onion, kosher dill pick­les
Arrange­ment of condi­ments, Coun­try style potato salad, Fresh Cole slaw, Kaiser rolls
Dis­play of brown­ies and bars
Cof­fee, Tea, assorted Sodas and Lemonade

#___________ x Adults x $20.10/ea. (Tax and Tip included in price)

Our spe­cial speaker after din­ner will be Sara Markoe Han­son, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the White Bear Lake Area His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety. She will talk about the col­or­ful Resort and Gang­ster eras. Boat rides will also be avail­able after the speaker.

Sat­ur­day, August 10:

9:00 am to 3:00 pm — Registration/Hospitality — White Bear Coun­try Inn
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm — Annual Asso­ci­a­tion Meet­ing — Dove Hill Man­sion in St. Paul, 260 Sum­mit Avenue
5:30 pm to 6:15 pm — Group Pic­tures
6:15 pm to 7:00 pm — Tour of Man­sion and Cock­tails
7:00 pm — Sit-Down Plated Din­ner — Dove Hill Man­sion Special

Cold Plate
Beef Ten­der­loin, Grilled Veg­etable, Potato Au Gratin
Bread, But­ter, Home­made Jam
Delight­ful Dessert
Bev­er­ages — includes Cof­fee, Tea, Wine, Beer, and Soda

#______ x Adults x 27.50/ea. (Tax and Tip included in price)

There will be music accom­pa­ni­ment through­out the evening and a spe­cial speaker to talk about the his­tory of St. Paul and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Send Reg­is­tra­tion Form and check to:
Todd Strong Nichol­son
6 West Fifth Street, Suite 200
St. Paul, MN 55102–1490

Ques­tions? Call Todd Strong Nichol­son, (651) 290‑0549

Activ­i­ties

Rec­om­mended activ­i­ties in St. Paul for Sat­ur­day, August 10:

Sum­mit Avenue Walk­ing Tour
James J. Hill House 11:00 am or 2:00 pm. $12, Seniors $10. 90 min­utes walk­ing down Sum­mit Ave. with details of homes.

St. Paul Cathe­dral
Open 7:00 am — 7:00 pm. Self-tour FREE.

Min­nesota His­tory Cen­ter
10:00 am — 5:00 pm. $11, Senior price $9. Civil War exhibit, plus the stan­dard exhibits.

Sci­ence Museum of Min­nesota
9:30 am — 9:30 pm. Maya Exhibit and Film. $24, Senior price $16.

St. Paul State Capi­tol
10:00 am — 2:00 pm. 45 minute tour. FREE (Sug­gested dona­tion of $5 per person)

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

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