Annual Meeting - 2005
June 23 - 26, 2005
Tewksbury, Massachusetts

2005 Attendees


The Cory Family Society held their annual meeting in Tewksbury, Massachusetts from June 23rd to the 26th, 2005. The week was filled with activities related to the Cor[e]ys and American history.
It should be noted that our cousins from across ?The Pond? tried to establish a new foothold in The Colonies . But alas, they were 300 years too late!
We welcomed them with open arms (not to be confused with WMD) and a daily meeting at the English Pub (the local hangout at the Holiday Inn in Tewksbury).
Kathleen [Thomas Corey] Reed of Maine along with her executive committee made it a point of filling each day with many activities for the annual meeting. Thank you Kathy.
The following summarize the adventures of "The Cory Clan".

Wednesday, June 22, 2005: Welcome

At 7pm we socialized at The Pub where we met new Corys, friends of Corys and renewed old friendships. There we also received useful information for the week's activity. This included the following:

  • History of Massachusetts
  • Giles Cory and The Salem Witch Craft Trials
  • Groton During the Revolution
  • The Battle of Bunker Hill
  • Chelmsford History
  • And of course badges

Thursday, June 23, 2005: "Salem Day"

  • Visited Salem Village Witchcraft Victims Memorial, Danvers
  • Live reenactment of Salem Witch Trials at the Witch Dungeon Museum
  • Lunch at Victoria Station in Salem
  • Self guided tour of Salem. This included sites like the Salem Witch History Museum, House of the Seven Gables, Salem Maritime National Historic Site and shopping.
  • An unexpected visit to the Rebecca Nurse Homestead and recreation of the Salem Village Meeting House, Danvers
  • Drove around Chelmsford looking for Giles Cory last know residence
  • Dinner at the Cracker Barrel in Tewksbury

Friday, June 24, 2005: "shot Heard 'Round the World'"

  • Visited Chelmsford Forefathers Burying Ground looking for Corys
  • Lunch in Concord. Most of the people ate at the Colonial Inn
  • Guided tour of Lexington and Concord by Joseph L. "Joel" Andrews
  • Minute Man National Park
  • Dinner at the Great Wall in Bedford

Saturday, June 25, 2005: "Battles"

  • Chelmsford (pronounced chams-ferd) Garrison House
  • The Old North Church
  • The Battle of Bunker Hill
  • "Old Ironsides"
  • Dinner at Hilltop Steakhouse

Sunday, June 26, 2005

  • Breakfast at The Holiday Inn
  • Annual Business Meeting
  • Farewell

Annual Meeting Agenda
June26, 2005

  1. Reading of Minutes
  2. Financial Report
  3. Vice President and Genealogist Vacancies - Nominations
  4. Newsletter Update
  5. Website Report
  6. Membership Report
  7. Listing of People's Names in our Database and on our Web Site
  8. DNA Research Report by Art Corey
  9. Report form our English Friends - Cory Society
  10. Location and date for next Cory Family Reunion
  11. Other business
  12. Adjournment