Follow the Road to Rhode Island!!!

36th Annual Reunion and Meeting
Providence, Rhode Island
September 16 - 18, 2016

When the Salem witch trials were finally ended, branches of the Towne, Nurse, Esty and Cloyce families made a fresh start on the frontier in south central Massachusetts. Moving first to Framingham and later to Oxford, these early pioneers battled harsh conditions and hostile Indians to carve out a new life for themselves. The daily struggle for survival made them a strong people, and many of their descendants would go on to serve with distinction in the French & Indian Wars, the War for Independence, and the Civil War. Several of their homes still stand in these small towns, just over Rhode Island's northern border. Come see what these early pioneers found, how they lived, and why they flourished. Join the TFA for the 2016 Annual Meeting in Rhode Island.

The 2016 Towne Family Association Annual Reunion, Meeting and Banquet will be held September 16-18 at the Marriott Renaissance Hotel in downtown Providence, Rhode Island. This elegant, ultra-modern hotel is situated in a beautifully restored, Greek Revival style, former Masonic temple, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. Its convenient location offers easy access to activities and sights throughout Rhode Island and southern New England.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about our family as they struggled to move beyond the witchcraft trials and executions. Registration forms for the reunion and offered activities will be coming in the June 2016 About Towne , but hotel and reunion reservations are being accepted right now.

Providence Reunion Registration Form

Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel for 159.00 USD per night
Towne Family Association 9/14/16 - 9/18/16 **

Last day to book: August 9, 2016

Book your group rate for Town Family Association

Here is the reservation link you can use to make online reservations

Guests may also call 866 630 0704 and ask for the Towne Family Association rate.

**pre and post nights based on upon availability by calling number above**

Please note cancellation policy is: ***72 hours prior to arrival***

Curious about our plans? You may click the links below, or read about reunion plans in the June issue of About Towne. Be sure to check the September issue for additional information, and check back here for the latest details.

Providence Reunion Flyer

We have a jam-packed schedule starting with a day-long trip to Newport on Thursday. Read all about everything here!

Daily Event Schedule and Information

Penny Pinching in Providence

Visit RI suggestions of where to taste local foods!

Plans for regional meetings this summer in Michigan and Oregon are now available. Scroll down to learn more.

Want to Visit England in 2017?

Registration is now open for our trip which will take place in June 2017. Karen Johnsen and Charles Farrow, who led our informative tour in 2012, have once again planned a spectacular experience for us. Click for more information: TFA Goes to England!

2017 Trip Brochure

2017 Application Form

Interested to see where previous TFA meetings and reunions have been held? Our genealogist, Gail Garda, has compiled them for you:

1981-2014 Reunions

2010 30th Reunion in Omaha, NE
Photography courtesy of Sue Carson

Farewell Dinner at 11th Street Dockside Restaurant, Port Royale, SC, October 2013
Photography courtesy of Tom Johnson

Regional Meetings

If you are interested in hosting a small get-together in your area, contact Karen Johnsen at who will get you started!Check out latest information on the Northwest regional meeting. Everyone interested is welcome to attend!

Read about some which have already been held:
Regional Meetings

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