Theme of the Reunion was the settlement of western Virginia by the John and Elizabeth Cummins Jackson family and the role of the Jackson family in the formation of the State of West Virginia.
Every family received a copy of the booklet "West Virginia Pictorial Scrapbook Collection for Clarksburg, Buckhannon Area, Beverly and Weston" compiled by Nancy Jackson and Dan Hyde. The booklet is 24 pages and available on-line here (3.5 Megabyte pdf file -- Warning: It may load slowly because of its size.).
There are about 210 pictures spread across many web pages. All pictures taken by Dan Hyde unless noted otherwise.
Dan's son Scott, a film and Video major at Drexel University, made an eight-minute video of the Jackson Brigade Reunion 2010 (18 megabytes Quicktime movie).
At the Gift Shoppe, we had a salad, Italian bread, Italian meat balls, fruit tray, veggy tray, cheese and crackers tray, punch, cookies and a "Stonewall Jackson Welcome Home to the Jackson Brigade" cake. We had a choice of coffee, cappuccino, hot chocolate and cold water to drink. And a door prize. Clarksburg locals Connie Poe and Chris Green hosted the reception. Connie is manager of the Craft Shoppe and Chris is president of the Harrison County Historical Society but he personally donated money for the reception.
While we ate and rested from our long drives, we socialized with our friends and relatives, many of whom we had never seen.
After the yummy food, many of us browsed through the unique craft shops located in the historic warehouse. Situated near the railroad tracks, the building was known as the "Central Storage Warehouse" for many years because it was the main warehouse in Clarksburg.
Connie Poe extended an invitation to the Jackson Brigade members to attend the Harrison County Civil War Sesqucentennial 150th Anniversary Celebration, a free event, to be held May 14 and 15, 2011 at the Veterans Park in Clarksburg, WV.
Pictures of us inside the Historic Central Storage Gift Shoppe.
Pictures of us on Clarksburg Tour.
Scott Hyde videotaped David Houchin's presentations on the bus and the participants on the tour. The edited video is 13 minutes long and available in LOW quality (9 megabytes Quicktime movie) and MEDIUM quality (26 megabytes Quicktime movie). Note that the original movie was filmed in High Definition (HD) and Wide Screen (16:9), therefore, in these two versions the width was squished to standard TV width (4:3). This makes people appear skinnier than they really are! Some of you might like the skinnier look! :-)
Pictures of David Houchin's talk.
Scott Hyde videotaped David Houchin's presentation on "The Jacksons in Early Clarksburg" (1 hour and 27 minutes in length). Low quality version (68 megabytes Quicktime file). Medium quality version (199 megabytes Quicktime file).
Nancy Jackson explained to us why the Pringle Tree was so important to the settling of this area and that Elizabeth Cummins Jackson purchased the land surrounding the Pringle Tree.
The weather was near perfect for the moving Memorial Service under the branches of the Pringle Tree.
Pictures of Jackson Brigade Memorial Service.
At the Rich Mountain Visitors Center in Beverly, WV, we were greeted by our docent Phyllis who explained the history of the area. After Phyllis' presentation, we spent several hours reading the exhibits in the Center. One highlight was Karl Mulac who was demonstrating a 19th-century print shop.
At noon, we were served the makings of sandwiches (luncheon meats, cheese, breads, garden fresh tomatoes), salads, fresh fruit on skewers, and cookies. We each had paid $10 for lunch and the lunch was worth much more.
Scott especially enjoyed playing with Lemuel, the "Museum Cat."
Besides the Jonathan Arnold house, we saw many other buildings in Beverly including the Stalnaker Cabin and the Randolph County Museum. See them under the many pictures of Beverly.
We left Beverly to drive back to Weston at about 3:30 p.m.
Many pictures of us in Beverly.
Pictures of us at the dinner.
Scott Hyde videotaped Jane Hilder's presentation on "The Life of Senator John S. Carlile" (1 hour and 3 minutes in length). Low quality version (49 megabytes Quicktime file). Medium quality version (142 megabytes Quicktime file).
Pictures of us on the Sunday Tour.