DVHSS 24th Annual Reunion
Dallas / Ft. Worth, Texas, April 26 - 29, 2017
This years reunion of the Descendants of Valentine Hollingsworth Sr. Society (DVHSS) will be held in Dallas and Ft. Worth. Texas lured many of our early ancestors to settle there, attracted by the land and wide open spaces. A number of those families migrated to areas in and around Dallas and Ft. Worth and to other areas in east Texas. This reunion will focus on those descendants and on getting a taste of the attractions that Dallas and Ft. Worth have to offer.
Wednesday, April 26th
On Wednesday evening, there will be a "Hollingsworth Huddle" at the Embassy Suites headquarters hotel to briefly review and discuss reunion events and to receive packets.
Thursday, April 27th
Thursday will kick off with a tour of Sundance Square in Ft. Worth, followed by tours of the local musuem of your choice. Late morning will feature a guided tour of the Stock Yard and Historical Cattle Drive. The afternoon will feature a tour of the US Bureau of Engraving and Printing, followed by a tour of local grave sites of Valentine Hollingsworth descendants. The day will be capped off with a buffet dinner at Joe T. Garcia's Mexiacan Restaurant.
Friday, April 28th
Friday's events will start with tours of additional Valentine Hollingsworth descendant grave sites in the Dallas area. Noontime will find the group at the Reunion Tower, where there will be a guided tour followed by lunch in the revolving restaurant. In the afternoon, the group will have a guided tour of the Sixth Floor Museum, the Kennedy Memorial and Dealey Plaza. Following that, the group will head to the George W Bush Presidential Library on the campus of Southern Methodist University. The day will wrap up with a tour of additional Dallas grave sites and then dinner and show at Medieval Times Dinner Theatre.
Saturday, April 29th
Saturday morning will begin with a bus ride to the Hollingsworth Farm and Cemetery in Grayson County, north of Dallas. , followed by lunch at Rick's Chophouse in McKinney, Texas. Following lunch the group will be on its own to explore the McKinney antique and arts district. Following the bus rid back to the hotel, the group will be treated to a barbecue dinner at the Embassy Suites. The annual business meeting will be held following dinner at the hotel.
The headquarters hotel for this year's reunion will be the Embassy Suites By Hilton - Dallas DFW Airport South, located at 4650 W. Airport Freeway, Irving, Texas [ (800) 362-2779 for reservations ].
Reservations must be made no later than April 5 under the name “DVHS-Hollingsworth Family Reunion.”
- Room rates are $130 + 15% tax. This rate includes an evening beverage reception daily from 5:30--7:30 p.m., and a cooked-to-order breakfast each morning.
- Breakfast hours are from 6:00 to 9:30 a.m. Monday through Friday and from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
- All rooms are spacious two-room suites with one king bed or two queen beds, living room with sofa and sofa bed, and a kitchenette with microwave, mini-refrigerator, and in-suite coffee.
A complimentary airport shuttle is provided for all Embassy Suites hotel guests to and from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) from 5:00 a.m. until midnight.
A registration form for the reunion can be downloaded below: