Report on the Bascom Reunion July 31, 2010
The 2010 Reunion was held at Bascom Maple Farms in Acworth, New Hampshire hosted by Bruce and Liz Bascom. The Bascom Maple Farms has been in the family since 1853 covering 7 generations, with maple being the main focus in the last 50 years.
Saturday's events included a chicken barbecue put on by the Grange, tours of the sugar house, childrens games, volley ball, silent auction, free ice cream with maple syrup, and a visit by Hank the hired man. Again this year, Brad created a genealogy chart showing all the known Bascoms. This 6 foot high by 12 foot long chart contained over 4400 names, showing 15 generations of Bascoms who are all descendants of Thomas Bascom the immigrant who came to America about 1634.
The silent auction is the one and only fund raiser at these reunions, and it was a great success. There were 114 items donated, and all were sold to through silent bids. The highest priced item was a gourd carved and painted by Ida Bascom Kennedy of Indiana, with the Bascom coat of arms. It sold for $125.
Rev. Eric Bascom was at the reunion selling his books relating to family history. Names and photos of our deceased family members who passed away since our last reunion were set up at a memorial table and a brief memorial service was presented by Shirley Bascom Powers. On Sunday, August 1st, we held a “Bascom Sunday” at the Alstead Congregational Church in Alstead village with Rev. Eric Bascom as pastor, and other Bascom,s participating in the choir.
There is a facebook page for the Bascom Reunion Association which includes over 100 reunion photos from past reunions from the early 1980s to the most recent reunion on in 2010. For the curious, you may view a list of past reunions to see where they were held. The wide group photo above was taken at the 2004 reunion. To find us on facebook, search "Bascom Reunion" or follow this link to the Bascom Reunion Association page, which is available to everyone whether you are a facebook user or not. In addition, for registered facebook users there is a Bascom Family page where all our extended family are invited to share news, upload photos, and join in on group discussions. Write on the facebook wall and tell us where you are from.
If you are unfamiliar with history of the Bascoms be sure to check out the other pages on this web site, including those for our immigrant ancestor Thomas Bascom, some Famous Bascoms, our coat of arms, and some extended Bascom family trivia. If you are doing family research, start with the Online Bascom Genealogy, and also see the links to the digitized books available. Below are some photos of the sugar house, and a map for the local area.