August 18 – 19, 2018
The Homestead, 83 Stetson Shrine Lane, Norwell, MA
Every third Sunday in August since 1905, Kindred members from around the country answer “The Call” gathering at The Homestead along the shores of the North River where Robert Stetson settled nearly 400 years ago. Members and guests enjoy a weekend of activities that celebrate our cousinly heritage we have in common.
The weekend program starts on Saturday with an afternoon activity followed by a catered “Meet and Greet” dinner and speaker program. On Sunday morning we all gather at the Pavilion for coffee and light refreshments, with activities planned for the children. A group photo is taken around 11 a.m before sitting down to some New England clam chowder and a catered Lobster/Corn/Clam luncheon. (Meal options available for our landlubbers). The annual membership meeting usually starts around 1:00-1:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 18th – 3:00-5:00 Tour of Stetson Meadows Cemetery and Samuel Stetson House. Meet on Stetson Shrine Lane, 0.3 mi. off River St. in Norwell. Program by Wendy Bawabi, President of the Norwell Historical Society.
5:30- 7:00 Meet at Church Hill Methodist Church, River Street at Church Street, Norwell, for dinner, with Chicken Marsala and all the sides!
7:00-8:00 After Dinner Program: Stetsons in Hanover, MA and the Stetson House Museum. Presented by Stephen O’Neill, Executive Director, Hanover Historical Society
Sunday, August 19th at The Homestead Pavilion, 83 Stetson Shrine Lane, Norwell
9:00-11:00 Please register as you arrive. Once you have your badge, enjoy complimentary refreshments!
*** The Stetson Store is Open with books and memorabilia on sale!! ***
10-11:00 a.m. Kids games and prizes
11:00 a.m Group Photo at the Pavilion
11:15 a.m. Clam chowder, followed by our Lobster/Clambake Luncheon
1:00 p.m. Annual Meeting of the Membership
General Inquiries: Reservations: Bob Barlow at firstname.lastname@example.org /
Membership Secretary: Linda Brooks at email@example.com /
Directions to The Homestead/Map: Click here.
Note: “The Call”, announcing the convening of the Annual Meeting of the Membership and including Reservation forms, is mailed in mid-July to all members and associate members of record in good standing. Reunion invitations are not mailed to members who are two or more years in arrears in their dues. If you are not sure of your member status or have recently moved, please contact the Membership Secretary.
Directions to The Homestead:
From the North
From I-93, take Route 3 South toward Plymouth/Cape Cod. Take Exit 13 for Rte. 53 (Washington St) and follow Rte 53 south/west. Just past the intersection with Rte. 139, turn left at the light at Broadway. Continue straight as Broadway flows into River Street. Stay on River Street until you pass over Rte. 3. Turn right onto Stetson Shrine Lane (not Stetson Road). Entrance to The Homestead will be on your left (dirt road) just before you get to the Stetson Meadows Cemetery.
From the South
From Rte 3 North, take Exit 12 and go West on Rte. 139. Turn right onto Rte. 53 (Columbia Road), then right at the light onto Broadway. Continue straight as Broadway flows into River Street. Stay on River Street until you pass over Rte. 3. Turn right onto Stetson Shrine Lane (not Stetson Road). Entrance to The Homestead will be on your left (dirt road) just before you get to the Stetson Meadows Cemetery.
From the West
If coming from Providence, take Rte 44 East into Plymouth, then Rte 3 North to Exit 12. Follow directions of “From the South” from there.
From Rockland (Hingham Street) Hotels
Take Hingham Street south to the end. Turn left onto Webster Street and after a couple of miles turn right onto Main Street and take that to the end (Hanover Cemetery/Congregational Church intersection). Turn left onto Route 139 and after a few miles turn right onto Rte. 53 (Columbia Road). At the first light turn left onto Broadway. Continue straight as Broadway flows into River Street. Stay on River Street until you pass over Rte. 3. Turn right onto Stetson Shrine Lane (not Stetson Road). Entrance to The Homestead will be on your left (dirt road) just before you get to the Stetson Meadows Cemetery.
Some recommended hotels are the Comfort Inn and Best Western on Hingham Street in Rockland. There are no hotels in Norwell or Marshfield, but many more can be found in the Plymouth area. There are also a number of B&B inns in Plymouth and Duxbury.