Rendezvous At-A-Glance 

FRIDAY, August 30, 2013

WEDNESDAY, August 28, 2013

 

7:30 - 9:30 am

Continental breakfast available
 

8:00 am

Presentations –
“The Philadelphia Regulators”
(Jim Shomper)

 

“Time, Time, It’s All About Time”

(Dave Ingram)
 

“Magnetism and Gravity”

(Eric Pyle)
 

“The Search for the Southernmost Point of Philadelphia” 

(Jim Shomper)

9:30 am

​Spouses and Guests - “Antiques Row”

(optional) Interesting little shops along Pine Street

12–1:30pm

Lunch on your own

(Rendezvous afterwards at South & Front Streets)
 

2:00 pm

Ceremony – “Southernmost Point of Philadelphia Dedication”
 

3:00 pm

“Walking Tours of Historic Philadelphia”
(Led by professional tour guides)

 

6:00 pm

Social Hour 

(Relax & cool off with drinks before dinner)
 

7:00 pm

Annual Rendezvous Banquet
(with previews of coming attractions)

 

8:00 pm

“A Visit from the Past”
(by a very distinguished Philadelphian)

 

8:30 pm

Annual Rendezvous Auction

 

12 Noon  

Rendezvous Registration Desk Open

4-6 pm

Food & Drink – “Welcome Weary Travelers”
 

6 pm

Presentations – “50-Years of Superstar TV Surveyors” (John Brock) “Welcome to Historic Philadelphia” (Rendezvous 2013 Committee)

7:30 pm
Surveyors Historical Society Annual Meeting (SHS Board and membership)​​​

THURSDAY, August 29, 2013

 

7:00 am

Rendezvous Registration Desk Open
 

7:30 am

Continental breakfast available
 

8:00 am

Spouse & Guest Tour departs for Longwood Gardens
 

8:00 am

Presentations - 

“The Mason & Dixon Survey”
(Todd Babcock)

 

“Colonial Surveying in Pennsylvania”
(Milton Denny)

 

“Weighing the World”

(Edwin Danson)
 

“Stargazers Stone”

(Todd Babcock)
 

11:30 am

Light lunch at hotel
 

12:30 pm

Busses depart hotel for Stargazer Stone and Harlan House (1-hour trip)
 

1:30 pm

Group from hotel arrives at Stargazer Stone and Harlan House site
 

2:00 pm

Spouses & Guests depart Longwood Gardens for Harlan House (20-minute trip)
 

1:30 pm

“Colonial Surveying at Stargazers Stone”
(Hands-on activities & demonstrations)

 

4:00 pm

Ceremony - “Setting the Real Stargazers Point”

(Led by Todd Babcock)


5:00 pm

Annual Rendezvous Picnic
 

7:30 pm

Busses return to Hyatt Hotel (1-hour trip)

SATURDAY, August 31, 2013

9:30 am

Independence Hall, Carpenters Hall, Liberty Bell, Congress Hall, US Mint (Tours)
 

12 Noon

Lunch on your own (Plenty of great places nearby, quite inexpensive)
 

1:30–3 pm

Memorial Stone Ceremony for Charles Mason (Christ Church Burial Ground)