Family Reunion Forum
Fascinate the Young with Family Reunion Tours
Family reunions can be an excellent opportunity to visit family landmarks. It's a chance to pass on the history and stories that bring our past back to life.
This is done utilizing the ever-popular Family Reunion Tour. Family reunion planners can map out family cemeteries, homesteads, and other family landmarks. Young ones particularly teens are often moved to discover greater well being, meaning, purpose and belonging when they see tangible evidence of a thriving lineage behind the stories and pictures.
To engage children, focus on the colorful history behind the sites and artifacts in the tour. Reveal once hidden matters of fact relating to how folks lived in a given era. What there personalities were like. Things they likely said and did as well as the music they listened to and danced they enjoyed.
Young ones will find ancestors interment to be both interesting and "cool." Not all history is positive and bright. But all history is fascinating. For example, an offshoot of Killoughs was massacred in 1868 by outlaws. The news clipping about the gruesome discovery and the names of all involved can excite the curiosity of family members to dig deeper. To memorialize all that was known about the family and keep that memory alive.
A typical tour requires the tour committee to find monument grounds, set up State Historian recitals, arrange cemetery upkeep, maintenance, restoration and repair. Good research, use of recording data, mapping and working with tombstone photos are essential to planning an engaging, informative family reunion tour.
Other aspects of the tour may include a visit to the homestead, alma maters, and places of entertainment. Historic re-enactments can challenge the imagination while enabling the viewer to see touch and hear the past. Older family members may narrate stories about the deceased. This can be a good time to reminisce about departed family members and recount humorous stories about their personalities.