The 2013 reunion will be held jointly Saturday, July 20th with the Platts and Bosfords, two Milford founding families related to the Merwins. The meeting and lunch will be held at the Botsford Family Homestead, 84 Gunn Street in Milford. The telephone is (203) 877-8484.
Reservations are $15 for adults, $8 for children under 12, and free for children under 5 years of age. Checks should be made out to the Botsford Family Historical Association and mailed to Helen Botsford Faucher, 215 Buckingham Ave., Milford, CT, 06460.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. Merwins will hold their business meeting at the homestead Saturday morning from 10-10:30. At 11 we have scheduled a bus ride through the Milford Cemetery, where our original immigrant ancestor Miles is buried, along with a number of other early day Merwins. Lunch, followed by a program, begins at 12 noon, continuing until about 2 PM.
Directions to the Bostford homestead:
From I-95 North, take Exit 37 (High Street) and turn right. The first light is US 1, The Boston Post Road. Turn right at the light, then almost immediately turn left onto Gunn Street. The homestead is just down the street, on the right, in a Greek Revival house.
From I-95 South: Take Exit 39A onto US 1, The Boston Post Road, southbound. The sixth light is High Street, marked by the Arnold Peck Realty Building on the right. Continue through the light, then take the next left onto Gunn Street. The Greek Revival homestead is on the next corner, on the right.