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.
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
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. $______
Address:__________________ City:_________________ State:__________ Zip:_____
*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 Buffet — White 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
Beef Tenderloin, Grilled Vegetable, Potato Au Gratin
Bread, Butter, Homemade Jam
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
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)