Letter From Host
We would cordially like to invite you to this year’s Folsom Family Reunion in Kansas City, MO held on July 25th to July 29th. There is so much to see and do in this exciting city. The City is rich with history and full of culture. We have enjoyed planning tours and events through-out the weekend for you to attend and be amazed.
We will begin kicking off the Reunion on Wednesday evening in the hospitality Suite. Check in and receive a goodie bag. We will present any update information and the final tour details. This will be a great time to join the family and catch up with each other. We would, also, hope to introduce ourselves to someone we have not seen before.
Thursday begins with the Adults heading off to the World War 1 Museum. This is the only one in the USA. It is an incredible display of history and offers details and accounts on information of this time. The tour begins with a short film and then tours on your own the displays. The lower level provides an archive of men that served in this war. Gary and I were able to find the military registration documents of our Grandfathers.
We are planning a trip to Jack Stack Barbeque for lunch (separate pay) and to try some of Kansas City’s fine Barbeque. Our afternoon adventure splits into a tour of Union Station for our rail buffs or a tour of the Hallmark Welcome Center depicting the history of Hallmark cards.
Our young Folsom’s are given an optional adventure of the Science City in Union Station with a lunch included and an afternoon discovering in LegoLand.
Friday offers an amazing visit to Independence, MO where we will begin at the Truman Library and Museum. This was a wonderful presentation of the history of our country and the hand Truman played. The museum offers numerous displays of items from his humble beginning through his Presidency. This Museum, also, offers a biography movie that is well done and a must see putting a great story of his life together.
Lunch will be on your own in Independence, MO in the shadow of City Hall that Truman led the construction. After lunch we will again split, providing an option for the Train Depot and the National Frontier Trails Museum which portrays the history of the pioneers as they prepared to go forth into the west. Both are full with facts and stories to be heard.
Our young Folsom’s are offered a day at the Kansas City world famous Zoo. Their afternoon will be the Pizza (Lunch) and Pool party upon returning from the zoo. The Spoons contest will be held that evening.
Saturday begins with traditional games including 3 legged and potato sack races. We will need a crowd to cheer on the brave contestants. This will be followed by a lecture given by the Kansas City Historical Society on the city’s many Fountains and fantastic Architecture. The afternoon will provide a presentation on the Folsom Genealogy. The grand finally will be our banquet on the top floor of the Crowne Plaza overlooking the city while the sun is setting.
There will be plenty of free time to explore on your own the additional attractions Kansas City has to offer. Most attractions are walkable from the streetcar or a short drive (or taxi).
Sunday will be time to depart until we see you again in 2019 in Providence RI
The Crowne Plaza located in the central part of the city offered us an amazing room rate and 10% discount at the hotel restaurants. This rate will be available 2 day prior and 2 days post. The Hotel is in centrally located – 2 blocks from the FREE Streetcar and Power & Light District.
Crowne Plaza Kansas City Downtown
1301 Wyandotte Street
Call: 816-474-6664 ext. 7500
Cost per Night $125 (Triple $145 and Quad $165)
We recommend using the Super Shuttle service for Airport Transportation
We hope you become excited and anticipating a wonderful Reunion and adventure in Kansas City, MO. We are looking forward to seeing everyone in Kansas City July 25th to 29th.
Stay safe and God Bless
Gary & Mary Folsom