Your hosts for this year's Family Meeting are the family of Dick and Melissa Jones . The theme for the 170th Siler Family Meeting is "What brings you back?" To Franklin, to Macon County, to Family Meeting?
The Jones Family feels a special connection to the Jesse R. Siler House and Wayah Bald, so they will be setting up tables to highlight those places, as they hold many memories for them. But there are many other places—Sunnyside, McCollum House, the Crawford Farm, and really just the beautiful mountains, lakes, and rivers—that have been drawing the Siler family back to western NC for 170+ years.
You have an opportunity this year to show what brings you back. Fred and Jennifer Jones are in charge of the project, and they would love for you to “host” a table by displaying photos, letters, historical items, maps—whatever you have to make it interesting and allow people to gather, reminisce, talk, and enjoy time together. Talk, visit, connect the young'uns to the Meeting!
Mark and Gitte Tessier will be attending the Meeting as well and will be glad to scan anything you might bring. We are looking for historical documents, photos, or other scannable items. Time frame: up through WWII. These scanned documents will be awesome to have in digital form so that they will be preserved for many years to come.
Thanks for considering this opportunity! And please share it with others who might like to participate.