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Program and Shuttle Schedules
GATHERING SCHEDULE
ZELAZO CENTER
2419 E. KENWOOD BOULEVARD
MILWAUKEE WISCONSIN



TUESDAY, AUGUST 12


REGISTRATION/PACKET PICK-UP
4:00pm – 6:00pm
  LaQuinta Inn and Suites
  5423 N. Port Washington Rd.
  Milwaukee/Glendale 53217




WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13


REGISTRATION/PACKET PICK-UP
7:30am – 4:30pm 
  LaQuinta Inn and Suites
  5423 N. Port Washington Rd.
  Milwaukee/Glendale 53217  

TRIPS, TOURS, SIGHTSEEING

Trips, Tours, Sight-seeing 

​Palmyra Area and Old World Wisconsin 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Southeastern Wisconsin with its rolling hills and fertile land drew many Cornish farmers in the early to middle 1800’s. Our guided coach tour includes a visit to 3 Civil War Era Cornish Bible Christian Churches and their cemeteries, followed by lunch in the Clausing Barn at Old World Wisconsin, the historic outdoor museum celebrating our rural history and culture. Alice Lundstrom, a member of the Milwaukee planning committee and a docent at Old World Wisconsin, will guide this portion of the trip. Tour fee includes Transportation by coach bus with restroom and air conditioning; admission to Old World Wisconsin; and lunch.

​Milwaukee Architectural Tour 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
A city’s development is chronicled in its architecture. German beer barons, shipping magnates and manufacturers have left their mark on this city by Lake Michigan. Our tour, narrated by a guide from Historic Milwaukee, Inc., celebrates signature buildings, neighborhoods, homes and their architects, including Frank Lloyd Wright. Tour fee includes Transportation by coach bus with restroom and air conditioning.

**All tours will begin and end at LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 5423 N. Port Washington Road. The tours require some walking. Registration for trips must be included with your Gathering Registration. Tickets will be in your Gathering packet. Registration/packet pickup will take place at the LaQuinta Inn & Suites starting at 7:00 am Wed., Aug. 13th. There will be a minimum of 20 registrants per tour and a maximum of 55. So reserve early!
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 14


 REGISTRATION/PACKET PICK-UP

7:30am – 4:30pm 
  Zelazo Center Lobby 
  2419 E. Kenwood Blvd.
  Milwaukee 53211

 9:30 – 10:00 MILWAUKEE FESTIVAL BRASS ENSEMBLE SELECTIONS
Helen Bader Concert Hall
  Zelazo Center

10:00 – 11:30 OPENING CEREMONY 
Helen Bader Concert Hall
Parade of Flags
Welcome
Cornish American Heritage Society
Cornish Society of Greater Milwaukee
Department of Celtic Studies, UWM
Presentation of Governor’s Proclamation
Announcements, Review Schedule, Packets
  “Which Is The Most Cornish Place in America? The McKinney/Jewell Great Debate of 2014

11:30 – 1:00 LUNCH
  Reserved box lunches in Zelazo Dining Hall or on your own

1:00 – 2:00 GENERAL SPEAKERS

  Room 250 “Cornish National Library” Bert Biscoe
  We’ll discuss the development, objectives, process and outcomes of
  the Cornish National Library in Rudruth. The library is to be a 
  collection of Cornish history, culture and tradition. This
  presentation will tell how you can help and how you can benefit.  

  “Cornish Global Migration Project Mike Kiernan
  Explanation of the CGMP records, how these may be accessed
  and our future ambitions. Does the CGMP have a record of your
  ancestors?

2:00 – 2:15 BREAK

2:15 – 3:30 WORKSHOPS

  Room 177 “1497 March on London” Art Angove
  Follow Mygal Josep AnGov’s 1497 journey to London to try to  
  reason with King Henry about the high taxation of the Cornish
  people and the subsequent consequences.

  Room 353 “DNA Testing, What is Genetic Geneology?” Jeremy Balkin
  Jeremy will describe the process of applying genetics to the
  traditional practice of geneology. You will learn what getting
  tested involves, how the science works, and how to discover
  your ancestry through a simple cheek swab.  

  Room378 “Ready, Set, Sing:
  Cornish Songs of the People” Marion Howard
  An introduction to some traditional Cornish folk songs to ready
  participants for their next pub sing.

  Room 394 “A Beacon in the Night,
  Cornish Rock Lighthouses” Tim Douglass
  As lighthouse engineers, Tim’s ancestors built over sixty 
  lighthouses around the Cornish coast. This workshop
  explores lighthouse history, architecture, upkeep, and
  working conditions.



7:30 “AN EVENING WITH BENJAMIN LUXON AND BERT BISCOE”
  Helen Bader Concert Hall
  See flyer in your packet for a full description of the evening’s entertainment.





FRIDAY, AUGUST 15


9:00 – 10:00 GENERAL SPEAKER

 Room 250 “Sources for Mr. Goose and Mrs. Gander:
  Breaking Down Walls In Your Research” David Holman
David will detail primary research sources, including Parish
  Registers; Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates, etc. with
  reference to 19th and early 20th century information. He speaks
  from his own experience in navigating internet sites and
  manipulating database fields.  

10:00 – 10:15 BREAK

10:15 – 11:30 WORKSHOPS

  Room 177 “The Bawden Memoirs” Dorothy Beckwith
  The Memoir carries the Bawden family from Cornwall
  To Jo Daviess County, Illinois. A true story of determination,
  versatility, and spirit which led the men to mines in California,
  Australia, the U.P., and Arizona, the Memoir shows the effects
  of pioneering initiative on not only the Bawden family but also
  on their neighbors, the Rowes, Combellicks, Ennors,
  Kneebones, Sincocks, and others.

  Room 353 “Tammy Blee’s Cabalistic Agency –
  Witchcraft and Popular Magic in Cornwall” Jason Semmens
  This session will explore popular beliefs in witchcraft and
  magic in Cornwall from the 17th to early 20th centuries,
  illustrating how such beliefs and the practices they promoted
  helped ordinary Cornishmen and women understand and 
  explain fortune, health, and the providence of God in their
  everyday lives. On the way we will encounter several historical
  Cornish folk-magic practitioners, and the folklorists and
  revivalists who took an interest in their work. 

  Room 378 “An Taves Kernewek: Ben Bruch
  Have you ever wanted to learn a bit of Cornish? Here is your
  chance! This session presents an introduction to the Cornish
  language as it is spoken today by a growing number of people
  in Cornwall and around the world. It is aimed at complete
  beginners as well as those with one or two years of Cornish
  study. No prior experience with Cornish or Celtic languages is
  needed. While practicing conversational Cornish, we’ll discuss 
  Cornish history, traditions, and folklore, Cornish place names
  and family names, Cornish literature, and Cornish music.



  Room 394 “The Cornish Chronicle” Richard Hoskin
  Join Richard as he traces the roles of Cornish men and women
  through their contributions to such areas as the industrial and
  agricultural revolutions, hard rock mining, steam engines, the
  rise of Methodism, portraiture, and other world wide
  developments.

11:30 – 1:00 LUNCH

1:00 – 2:00 GENERAL SPEAKER

  Room 250 “Brass Bands in Cornwall” Mark A. Taylor
  Mark, Music Director of Milwaukee Festival Brass, this
  evening’s concert ensemble, will overview the history and
  development of brass bands. Works of Cornish composers
  and arrangers will be featured, as will a preview of the
  MFB concert. The importance of the community brass band
  to Cornish towns and villages is well-known. Mark’s 
  presentation will help us appreciate the significance.

2:00 – 2:15 BREAK



2:15 – 3:30 WORKSHOPS

  Room 177 “A Numerous Band of Hornblowers –
  Horners or Trumpeters – 
  A Family of Steam Engineers” Susan Howard
  Susan’s ancestors were Cornish steam engineers who built
  for Thomas Newcomen and James Watt. Following family 
  history ties to the Hornblowers, Susan describes life in 18th
  century Cornish mining communities.


  Room 353 “Voices of the Great Migration –
  Readings of Prominent Cornish Voices” Gage McKinney
  Come hear the voices of our forebears as collected in the
  anthology “The Busy Earth: A Reader in Global Cornish
  Literature 1700 – 2000”. The varied readings by prominent 
  voices in the current Cornish movement will be followed
  by a discussion of how Cornish men and women saw
  themselves in earlier time and the implications for how we
  see ourselves today.


  Room 378 “Influence of the Cornish Diaspora
  On Methodism in America” Douglas Nancarrow
  When the Cornish came to America they brought the 
  influence of John and Charles Wesley and Methodism
  with them. How did American Methodism develop? What
  did it do to the areas where the Cornish settled? What was
  the impact on communities in America? Douglas’s research
  will generate some thought-provoking discussion.


6:00 PASTY SUPPER “A CELEBRATION OF THE FOOD OF OUR 
  ANCESTORS”  
  Zelazo Dining Hall

7:30 MILWAUKEE FESTIVAL BRASS CONCERT
  Mark A. Taylor, Music Director
  Helen Bader Concert Hall



SATURDAY, AUGUST 16

9:00 – 10:00 GENERAL SPEAKER

Room 250 “Impressionism Comes To Cornwall:
  The Newlyn School of Art” Catherine Sawinski
  In the late 19th century, British artists who studied in
  France returned home inspired by a new art movement
  called Impressionism. A number of these painters moved
  to the Cornish coastal town of Newlyn, where the dramatic
  scenery and village life allowed them to create beautiful and
  modern works of art. This lecture will explore this important
  but little-known Newlyn School and its place in art history.

10:00 – 10:15 BREAK

10:15 – 11:30 WORKSHOPS

  Room 177 “Cornish Holy Wells” Sher Leetooze
  In nearly 200 hidden-away corners of Cornwall you will find 
  wells and springs considered to be holy because of the
  association with particular Cornish saints. Often considered
  to be curative, to have restorative powers, the Holy Wells
  were sacred in pagan times. Sher will look at the Wells’
  founding and their condition today. 


  Room 353 “Traditional and Original Cornish Songs:
  The Cornish-American Experience –
  Go Back Home in Song and Story” Jim Wearne
  This session is an opportunity to hear a well-known Cornish-
  American folk singer/story-teller. Jim performs traditional
  Cornish tunes as well as original songs on Cornish themes.
  All Cornish-Americans will respond to Jim’s song and stories,
  some of which are comic, some sad, and some very personal.  

  Room 394 “The Wives Who Were Left Behind” Lesley Trotter
  During the 19th century, when successive waves of men left
  Cornwall to work overseas, responding to an increasing
  international labour market and fluctuation in the mining
  industries at home and abroad, many of their wives remained
  in Cornwall. Lesley’s presentation explores the experiences
  of these women as they coped with caring for their families
  on their own while waiting and hoping to be reunited with
  their husbands either at home or abroad.

1:00 – 2:00 GENERAL SPEAKER

  Room 250 “Cornish Folklore in Context” Ron James
  An overview of Cornish folklore provides a means to
  understand the heritage of Cornwall, how it fits into
  the Celtic world and into Northern Europe in general.
  By considering everything from piskies and knockers to
  the Lenore Legend and the droll tellers, it is possible to
  establish a place for Cornish folklore on a par with the
  traditions of neighboring cultures.

2:00 – 2:15 BREAK


2:15 – 3:30 GENERAL SESSION

  Room 250 Panel Discussion Howard Curnow
“How Can We Pass On The Tradition?
  The Future of The Cornish Movement”
  Howard will moderate a panel of Cornish-American
  heritage leaders who will look at the current state of the
  Gorsedh Kernow (organization of Cornish Bards) and of
  local Societies with an eye to possibilities and ideas for
  the future of the Cornish movement as a whole.
  Panel Members:
  Gage McKinney
  Marion Stevens
  Jean Ellis
  Carolyn Haines

3:30 GENERAL SESSION

  Room 250 Board Meeting of the Cornish American Heritage Society
  All attendees urged to participate.

6:00BANQUET “A CORNISH GATHERING ON THE WATERS”
Zelazo Center Dining Hall

7:30ENTERTAINMENT
Room 250 Jim Wearne, Bert Biscoe, and Dorothy Beckwith

8:00BARDIC CEREMONY
  Room 250
  Cornish Bards are a part of Gorseth Kernow, an
  organization dedicated to the preservation of Cornwall’s
  unique Celtic spirit, through literature, language, music
  and the arts, and the recognition of all forms of important
  service to Cornwall and its people. It is neither political nor
  religious, although some of its members are active in 
  Cornish politics, and church services in Cornish are held
  on special occasions throughout the year.
  Gorseth Kernow is allied to the Gorsedds of Wales and
  of Brittany and has strong links with both these Celtic
  countries. It has no connection with Druidism nor with any
  pagan practice.
Our Bardic Ceremony, with attending Bards donning blue robes and hoods, is conducted by Howard Curnow and Bert Biscoe, through permission granted by Grand Bard Maureen Fuller of Saltash, Cornwall. The Lady of the Flowers is Jessica Gurke.
The traditional ceremony of long standing is done in the Cornish language and is a great tribute to the contributions of Bards all around the world.



SUNDAY, AUGUST 17

  Hotel Check-out
10:30WORSHIP SERVICE – Kenwood United Methodist Church
(next door to Zelazo Center)
  Departure








Shuttle Schedule

THURSDAY, AUGUST 14

LaQuinta to Zelazo Center 8:30 am 

(2 buses leave from front parking lot, LaQuinta, 5423 N. Port Washington Rd., Milwaukee)

Zelazo Center to LaQuinta 4:00 pm

(2 buses leave from back access road outside of 1st

LaQuinta to Zelazo Center 7:00 pm

Zelazo Center to LaQuinta 9:30 pm


FRIDAY, AUGUST 15

LaQuinta to Zelazo Center 8:30 am

Zelazo Center to LaQuinta 4:00 pm

LaQuinta to Zelazo Center 5:00 pm

Zelazo Center to LaQuinta 9:30 pm


SATURDAY, AUGUST 16

LaQuinta to Zelazo Center 8:30 am

Zelazo Center to LaQuinta 4:30 pm

LaQuinta to Zelazo Center 5:30 pm

Zelazo Center to LaQuinta 9:30 pm