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2017 Franklin Sultana Reunion Timeline

Here’s a summary of schedule events for the Franklin Sultana reunion. Since we meet only one time each year, I try to include as many interesting events, speakers, etc., as possible during our short time together. – Norman

A. FRIDAY EVENING TALKS–6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

I know you will enjoy these three speakers:

Eric Jacobson (30 minutes)–is the CEO of The Battle of Franklin Trust that was created a few years ago as an umbrella organization under which the Carter House and the Carnton Mansion operate. Eric has written at least two books about the fight at Franklin on November 30, 1864, and is one of the most knowledgeable individuals on the battle. Visit http://boft.org/ Read More…

The Reunion is almost here!

Hello All!

This time next week, I will be driving to Marion, AR, for the 2015 Sultana Reunion–can you believe it’s almost here?! I know many will be traveling that same day with others expecting to arrive on Friday.

As you know, the Town of Marion has done an enormous amount of planning and work to put together the events for the reunion weekend. In addition, I’ve included a few more activities that I feel you will enjoy.

Here are the details:

1) Thursday evening get together, start 7 p.m.–This will in the large meeting room at the Hampton Inn. It will already be set up for a seminar the next day, but the good thing is we can use the tables and chairs as long as we leave the room the way we found it.>> Read More…

Annual Sultana Reunion, Marion, Arkansas, April 23-27th, 2015

The 28th annual Sultana Reunion will be held in Marion, Arkansas this year since the City of Marion is sponsoring the reunion.  Marion is about a 20 minute Interstate drive from Memphis, west of the Mississippi River.  
If you are interested in attending, go to “Contact” in the menu bar above to request more detailed information.  Please provide your name, e-mail address, the name of your Sultana ancestor if you are a descendant and check the box that you would like more information. >> Read More…

Sultana Documentary Production Underway!

As an update to the Association concerning the Sultana documentary project, we want to again extend our profound thanks for your donations and support that helped our Kickstarter campaign not only reach but exceed its goal. The final tally was 930 backers with a total pledged of $108,156., which was 144% of our goal.
In the next ten and one-half months we will finish the documentary in time for its world premiere which will take place Monday night, April 27, 2015 at a major theater in Memphis. We want to encourage everyone to plan your reunion weekend to include staying an extra day or two if you are able in order to attend the premiere. There were several reasons for selecting that date. First, it will mark exactly one hundred and fifty years since the disaster. We even thought about having the premiere at 2:00 that morning but didn’t feel like being that literal would be appreciated! Second, having the premiere on a week night will hopefully help us get the theater we want and the documentary deserves (you’ll really like it). We’ll keep you posted on that development. And third, we have always enjoyed and appreciated the flow of the reunion weekend events and want to preserve that structure for this very special Sesquicentennial reunion. While we realize the extra day or two may be a hardship for those who can’t plan an extended time away from home or work, we hope the premiere might be the perfect excuse to take that extra time to enjoy the Marion/Memphis area while remembering the Sultana. >> Read More…