2021 Brubaker Family “Virtual” Reunion
99th Annual Reunion will be online August 7th, 2021
Just like last year, our speakers and presentations will be accessible online
Due to the COVID-19 virus situation and our remarkable success last year, this year’s 99th annual Brubaker Family Reunion will be once again exclusively online. Scheduled for Saturday August 7th, 2021, the event for many years had been held “live” on the land of the original property patented and warranted from William Penn to Hans Brubaker. Even as we inch closer to returning to whatever “normal” is, out of an abundance of caution and sensitivity to others, we will once again be having a ‘Virtual’ reunion this year.
At our ‘virtual’ event you will be able to access our speakers and presenters and view them on platforms such as Zoom, Facebook, and YouTube.
We are pleased to have cousin Rachel Brubaker who will be presenting on her extensive research with bumblebees in North America with her presentation, Living Up To My Heritage: A B-Line Brubaker Does Bumblebee Surveys. As noted, from the B-line of Brubakers, Rachel was born and raised in her great-grandparents’ house in the vicinity of the original land grants from William Penn and less than 1/2 mile from the Brubaker Mennonite Cemetery near Rohrerstown, Lancaster County, PA. Rachel had a career as a wildlife biologist in Alaska, on Selawik and Kanuti National Wildlife Refuges and Gates of the Arctic and Yukon Charlie National Parks. She lived for 30 years in Alaska before retiring to northeast Washington State with her husband, Dennis Witmer.
In addition, we are thrilled to have cousin Linda E. Brubaker of Lititz, PA presenting Three Noteworthy Lancaster County Folk Artists – Their Life and Work. Linda was a featured presenter at the Brubaker Families of America’s 300th Anniversary event in August of 2017. Of a more personal connection for her, one of the three Folk Artists that she will be telling about, Christian Strenge, is of particular interest. He was a Hessian soldier captured at the Battle of Trenton, and helped build the grist mill and live on the property that later became part of the Wayne G. Brubaker (B-Line) farm in East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County. Wayne was the grandfather of Linda’s husband Jim Brubaker.
Linda is a Master Craftsman and Guild member in the Historical Society of Early American Decoration, a juried member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsman, and a teacher of Early American painting techniques for over 30 years.
We will be “live” via Zoom at 3:00pm on August 7th for our reunion. When we get closer to that date, the Zoom connection credentials will be made public for all who wish to dial in and connect with us.
Looking forward to you joining us!