Chenoweths Take Little Rock

Chenoweth Gathering: 2020

Little Rock, Arkansas
The city may be named after a little rock (La Petite Roche), but it has a LOT to offer visitors.  Little Rock will play host to the 11th Biennial National Chenoweth Family Gathering, July 2-5, 2020.  As the capital city of Arkansas, and situated on the beautiful Arkansas River, Little Rock has all the sights and sounds to make for a fun family gathering.
Our hosts, Sue Ellen Peglow, and her daughters Patti Airoldi and Penny Green, live in North Little Rock.  Working with the Chenoweth Family Board of Directors, they’ve created a schedule that includes a fascinating motor coach tour of local sights, great speakers, opportunities to get to know “family”, and a fun-filled 4th of July evening with lots of fireworks.

July 2

The motor coach tour on Thursday will include stops at the historic Central High School Museum, the River Market, Mt. Holly Cemetery, the Old Mill, Arkansas State Capitol, and the headquarters of Heifer International. For those who choose to register, Thursday night’s entertainment will include a buffet dinner and live professional musical theatre performance of “Menopause: The Musical” at Murry’s Dinner Playhouse, one of the country’s oldest continually-operating dinner theaters.

July 3

Friday’s activities include guest speakers, including Pete Chenoweth, sharing their expertise on a variety of genealogical topics.  Lunch on your own is a great time to explore the area.  Friday night’s banquet will offer another opportunity to connect (or re-connect) with your distant cousins while enjoying local musical talent.

July 4

Saturday’s activities will include our traditional family photo with matching t-shirts – bring your best smile!  After lunch on your own, we’ll have Q&A about the Chenoweth Family Organization and other guest speakers.  We’re planning on lots of fun Saturday night where we’ll enjoy food, fun, and fireworks at the beautiful Dickey Stephens Park, home of the Arkansas Travelers baseball team.  There won’t be baseball, but there will be loads of activities and entertainment and FIREWORKS in honor of Independence Day!

July 5

Sunday morning, we’ll have a casual breakfast together before we say our goodbyes and head home with fond memories of an epic visit to Little Rock!!

Our home base for the 2020 gathering will be the beautiful North Little Rock Wyndham Hotel, on the north side of the Arkansas River.  Our group meetings, speaker sessions, and banquet will all take place at the Wyndham.  We’ll also maintain our hospitality suite for quick breaks.  This location was specially selected because of its proximity to local attractions, including a low-cost trolley system with direct routes to the Little Rock River Market and other stops.  A block of specially-priced rooms has been reserved for our event.  Your stay also includes complimentary breakfast with your room reservation.  The Wyndham also provides a free airport shuttle for your convenience.

Like we said, Little Rock has a LOT to offer.  Centrally located in the middle of our beautiful country, we hope you’ll make plans to join us for some Southern hospitality as we explore our past and our unique Chenoweth connections.

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