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Herrick Family Association Reunion and Annual Meeting

September 27 to September 30, 2012

In Salem, MA

Our annual meeting will be held in the Hawthorne Hotel. We will have a reception on Thursday evening and a dinner on Saturday evening. Research and sight seeing trips are available.


We will meet for a reception Thursday at 6:30 PM in the Library at the Hawthorne Hotel. Friday morning the bus will pick us up in front of the Hawthorne at 9 AM. Our dinner Saturday night will be at 6 PM in the Essex Room at the Hawthorne Hotel. Reservations are required for the reception and dinner. To register for the meetings please download the form and return it to Sharon Herrick. The address is on the form. The costs per person are:

Before Sept. 1 After Sept. 1
Thursday Night Only $50 $53
Saturday Night Only $55 $58
Bus trip- Friday Only $30 $30
All Events $135 $141

The annual meeting of the Herrick Family Association will be held Saturday September 29, 2012 at 4 PM in the Skylark Room of the Hawthorne.

Bus Tour

A bus tour of sites and memorabilia with Herrick history is planned for Friday. The tour will be led by Fred Hammond of the Beverly Historical Society. A luxury touring coach will take us from site to site around the Salem area. The sites will include Herrick Rock, Herrick Bridge, and Herrick and Balch homes. We will stop for lunch along the way. The cost of the lunch is not included in the cost of the bus trip. This tour will help you see where the Herricks started when they arrived in Salem and where they moved. You will also get a feel for some of the hardships they endured.


The Salem area is rich with research venues. The Balch family is having a weekend reunion and we will be able to join in on programs and research opportunities. The Cabot House that houses the Beverly Genealogical Society will be open all weekend. You can conduct research there or tour through and look at the antiquities like the Herrick chair and the Herrick trunk. The Beverly Historical Society has a local tour on Sunday that is open to our group.

The NEHGS is nearby in Boston. The Peabody Essex Museum is 3 or 4 blocks from the Hawthorne Hotel. Pioneer Village a little farther from the hotel but can be reached on foot.


The Hawthorne Hotel is located at 18 Washington Square, Salem, MA. We have a block of 15 rooms reserved at the Hawthorne for a reduced price. It is $139 per night for one bed and $149 per night for two beds. When making your reservations online at the Hawthorne's web site,, use PROMO Code HERRICK to receive the discount. The discounted room rate is available until July 28, 2012. The Hawthorne reservation line is 1-978-744-4080 or 1-800-SAY-STAY.

Herrick Memorabilia

We have a few canvas tote bags left from the 10th anniversary meeting. The bags are embroidered with the HFA logo. They will be available in Salem for a nominal fee.