Wetherill 

A History of Discovery  

Reunion Agenda 2017

The reunion committee is working on the final arrangements for the Saturday June 17, 2017 tours, then will be posting a registration form in mid April. When this form is posted please fill it out promply.  Hint, it's time to start firming up your plans to attend!  The registration form will give us a count of attendees for the tour vendors and for meal preparation.

Wednesday June 14, 2017  in Tome', New Mexico
  • Kick off dinner at Jim and Marie Shaffner’s home Directions
  • Shaffner phone number 505-507-2021
  • Jim and Marie live in Tome, south of Los Lunas. Their home is about 20 minutes south of Albuquerque. With all the internet search capabilities we are not providing lists of local motels, however, if you need a recommendation, please contact Cathy Getz: getzdancoe@gmail.com
Thursday, June 15, 2017
  • Breakfast on your own.
  • Drive to Chaco CanyonJim Shaffner will be presenting at aprox. 1 pm
  • Tour
  • Lunch - Individual parties to purchase travel lunches in Albuquerque. We will be providing recommendations /directions
  • Drive to Dolores/Mancos/Mesa Verde – individuals need to make their own motel / camping arrangements.  
  • Dinner on own.
Friday, June 16, 2017 Anasazi Heritage Center. 27501 Highway 184, Dolores, Colorado
  •  Breakfast on your own.
  • 8:30  Anasazi Heritage Center.
    • Meet at the picnic area just off the parking lot and hike to the Escalante Pueblo. There will be an interpretive guide provided by Anaszi Heritage Center. The trail is one half mile long, paved, uphill and wheel chair accessible. Excellent 360º view of the area. Signs along the trail illuminate history and the local enviroment.

  • 9:00 Tour the Anasazi Heritage Center exhibits. The BLM fee for the AHC is $3.00 per person.
  • 9:30 - 10:15 Dr. Laurie Webster-Pre-historic Fibers of the Southwest.
  • 10:15 - 10:30 Break
  • 10:30 - Sandy Wagner - Wetherills on the Upper Rio Grande.
  • 11:30 - Tour of Artifact Collection and Curation Section.
  • 12:30-1:30 - Lunch. Box lunch will cost $7.00. We are also asking for a donation to help defray costs for Dr. Laurie Webster's research.
  • 1:30 - Harvey Leake - The Wetherill Album - photos  and discussion of the Wetherill Clan.
  • 2:30 - Marietta Eaton - Marietta Wetherill Six Degrees - College's and influences of the Wetherills.
  • 3:30 - Anasazi Heritage Center wrap up.

Mesa Verde National Park Visitor Center

  • 7:00 pm - Harvey Leake Presentation

  •     Dinner – On your own.
Saturday, June 17, 2017  Mesa Verde  
  • Breakfast on your own
  • Wetherill gathering at Spruce Tree house for group photo 11am
  • (Time to be determined, per park service and planning committee) Wetherill group to tour - Cliff Palace, Balcony house, morning and afternoon slots to be determined.
  • Lunch TBD - Need feed back- catered box lunch?
  • Campground reserved for early evening Wetherill group gathering. 
  • Family talk time…. Topic – Memories of the past, family today.
  • Dinner TBD Need feed back- catered meal at campground.
Sunday / Monday June 18/19, 2017

Need feed back-Options let us know what you would be interested in:

1. Mesa Verde: Wetherill Mesa - group tour

2. Ute Mountain Tour  (The Ute Mountain Tour is not affiliated with Mesa Verde National Park). About Ute Mountain tour – We need feed back on who is interested in taking a half or full day tour as reservations must be made in advance.
Tour options range from aprox. $30.00 for half day, $60.00 for full day. Example of a HALF-DAY tour round trip drive on gravel and dirt roads from the Tribal Park Visitor Center is 40 miles for the half-day tour. We will visit Ancestral Pueblo petroglyphs, scenic lands, Ute pictographs panels, geological land formations, and surface sites. All sites on the half-day tour are within a short walking distance of the gravel road. Example of FULL-DAY: 5.6 miles of hiking & climbing on original Ancestral Pueblo trails.
The Tribe requires a guide for all tours and will provide a vehicle. Cost is (aprox $12.00 pp). You may also take your personal Vehicle if you don't mind the potential for scratches. More info can be found at: http://www.utemountaintribalpark.info

 

Past Wetherill Events

Wetherill Seminar in 1998. 

1998


Ute Mountain Tribal Park Reunion

2006


Mesa Verde Reunion 

2006


Pennsylvania Reunion 

2007 


Wetherill Mason Reunion

2008


Rainbow Bridge Wetherill Reunion

2010


Chaco Canyon Wetherill Reunion

2010


Wetherill Reunion Cape, NJ 

2010


Wetherill Reunion

2011


Mason Wetherill Reunion, Tumwater Historic Park Tacoma Washington.

2011