WALTONS 45th ANNIVERSARY REUNION
IN SCHUYLER, VA
MARCH 24th THRU 26th

 

CLICK HERE FOR FULL EVENT DETAILS AND PARKING INFORMATION 

 




Remembering Earl Hamner – The Waltons Cast To Visit Schuyler Next Month

 


A sign on the door of Earl Hamner's office reads: "Work is for people who don't know
how to fish,"

I recently visited with Jane and Caroline Hamner at Earl's office in Studio City, CA.
With heavy hearts, the Hamner family wished to find a loving home for Earl's fish
collection, so they have bequeathed a small portion of his collection to be auctioned
off this weekend during the banquet on Saturday, March 25th. Proceeds will be used
as seed money for The Waltons 50th Anniversary.

Earl Hamner's happiest fishing grounds were on the Rockfish River in his home town
of Schuyler, Virginia where he first learned to fish with his father during the Great
Depression of the 1930's. His collection was dear to him, and the Hamner family
would like to share and pass on Earl's love of fishing.

We are pleased to announce that we will be able to provide three food truck vendors at the Waltons Mountain Museum. "151 Barbecue" will be there on Friday March 24th and Saturday March 25th. "Thrill of the Grill" and "Grannie's Goodies" will both be available on Saturday.

NOTE: General Admission Autograph Show tickets will be available for pre-sale on our website until 12noon (EST) Friday March 24th. After that, a limited number of tickets will be made available at the museum door for $15.

Tickets to Michael Learned's "Front Porch Reflections" are available at the JEFFERSON THEATER 110 East Main Street Charlottesville, VA 22902 for Sunday March 26, 2017 from 1pm-3pm and also at the Jefferson Theater website:

www.jeffersontheater.com

or by calling their box office at:
1-800-594-8499


1. Photo Op with Eric Scott $25
(2:30pm - 3:00pm)

 

 



  

 

Tickets will be available for pick up at the Waltons Mountain Museum "WILL CALL" table on Saturday March 25th.

 

                                  

                   

 

 


2. Photo Op with David Harper $25
(3:00pm - 3:30pm)  

 

 

  

 

Tickets will be available for pick up at the Waltons Mountain Museum "WILL CALL" table on Saturday March 25th.

 

                                  

                   

 

 


3. Photo Op with Kami Cotler and
Rachel Longaker $30
(3:30pm - 4:00pm) 

 

  

 

 

 

Tickets will be available for pick up at the Waltons Mountain Museum "WILL CALL" table on Saturday March 25th.

                                  

                   

 
 

4. Solo Photo Op with the Pony
Cart $10
(4:00pm - 4:30pm)

 

 

Tickets will be available for pick up at the Waltons Mountain Museum "WILL CALL" table on Saturday March 25th.

                                  

                   

 


 

SATURDAY March 25, 2017


10:00-12:00 Autograph Show Pt. 1

12:00-1:00pm Lunch Break

1:00-3:00pm Autograph Show Pt. 2

($10 General Admission. Does not include cast
autographs and/or merchandise)
 

 

General Admission Autograph Show tickets will be available for pick up at the Waltons Mountain Museum "WILL CALL" table on Saturday March 25th.



http://www.jeffersontheater.com/events/detail/michael-learneds-front-porch-reflections
 

SUNDAY March 26, 2017

Michael Learned's

Front Porch Reflections

We are excited to announce a new show to The Waltons 45th Anniversary Reunion weekend as audiences will have the
chance to attend "Michael Learned's Front Porch Reflections",
an inside look at the life of the four-time Emmy Award winning actress on Sunday March 26, 2017 from 1pm-3pm matinee at
the Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville, VA,

After performing on stage and in front of cameras for decades, Learned said this is a completely new realm for her, having
always had a character to play. Now, it is a raw and revealing moment for the humble Broadway star.

“I was brought up in a family where it was bad form to talk
about yourself,” Learned said. “I was a little hesitant at first
but I think it will be entertaining for people.”

The show originally titled "In Conversations" debuted at the Victoria Playhouse in Petrolia, Canada was created by Michael Vanheavel and directed by David Hogan. Learned said they will wrap her personal story around the TV show that made her
famous — The Waltons.

Hogan said Learned has such a broad spectrum of work, and as someone who has done it all, he wanted audiences to see the vastness of her life and career.

“I'm really excited for her to share her personal family stories
– her boys adore her!” Hogan said, noting her sons were born
in Canada before she was taken to California to to work on The Waltons. “She's so humorous, she's a storyteller, she should
have a Ted talk – it's going to be totally engaging.”

Learned said when you're sitting around a dinner table it's one thing, but when people have paid money to come and hear your story, it can certainly cause some anxieties.

“There's no script – the script is my life. I've lived a lot of years and to try to condense 77 years into two hours, it's impossible,” she said. “What David and Michael have done, I'm so intensely grateful to them – they are setting up a scrapbook with bullet points and pictures that coincide with what's on the screen.”

The appearances will consist of film clips, photographs and storytelling. The audience will also have the chance to pose questions to Learned, so each occasion will take different turns
in subject matter. The performance will be quite different, as it
will be a back and forth with the audience.

Learned said she is most looking forward to talking about her children and husband, as well as Waltons co-star Ralph Waite,
who she refers to as her spiritual husband. It will be a nice walk down memory lane.

“Those are fun, fond memories for me. And it will be interesting
to see how an audience reacts,” she said. “I'm more nervous
about this than anything, even though it sounds like it should be easy – even though I'm an actress I'm not an extrovert.”

Learned took a moment to reflect on her memory of character actor Jack Warden, who seemed to have an endless amount of stories in his prime.

“He used to tell all these wonderful stories, and I remember listening to him and wondering if I'll ever have stories,” she
said. “Well now I do! So I'm going to share my story.”

Michael Learned will be sharing her story in "Front Porch Reflections" at the JEFFERSON THEATRE 110 East Main Street Charlottesville, VA 22902 on Sunday March 26, 2017 from
1pm-3pm.

Tickets go on sale next Monday November 28, 2016 at 10am
via the Jefferson Theater website at:www.jeffersontheater.com
and on our website at:www.earlhamnerstoryteller.com

For those who choose to not purchase thru the websites, you
can call the Jefferson Theater box office on Monday, November 28th at 10:00am.1-800-594-8499

 

 

SATURDAY March 25, 2017

 

Nelson County's own, JIMMY FORTUNE - In Concert

For those fans who are unable to attend the sold out Waltons Banquet Saturday night, Jimmy Fortune will be LIVE in concert at 7:00pm Saturday March 25, 2017 at the Nelson County High School. The concert is a fundraiser for the Nelson County High School Band and Chorus Department. Jimmy attended Nelson County High School and sang in the chorus.

To purchase tickets to Jimmy Fortunes benefit concert, please click on the link below.

https://www.ticketriver.com/event/20061

 

Look Sharp this March!

Order your Waltons 45th Anniversary Reunion Commemorative
T-shirt TODAY!

T-Shirts will be pre-selling on our website until March 5th to
assure you receive them in time for the reunion. After the
March 5th date, the t-shirts will be available at the Waltons Mountain Museum from March 24-26, 2017.

(Earl Hamner Storyteller DVD's and T-Shirts are also available
on our website under the "Merchandise" tab and will be available
at the reunion)

 

 

 

 

Join us for The Waltons 45th Anniversary Reunion Autograph
Show at the Waltons Mountain Museum in Schuyler, VA March
25, 2017

10:00am - 3:00pm Michael Learned, Judy Norton, Mary McDonough, Kami Cotler, Jon Walmsley, Eric Scott, David
Harper, Leslie Winston, Hal Williams, David Doremus, Michael McGreevey, Tom Bower and Tammi Bula will all be in
attendance.

NOTE: Cast Members will not sign any autographs outside of
the Autograph Show. Cast Photos, Autograph and Selfie
Vouchers, Books, Cd's, Memorabilia will be available for
purchase Saturday morning outside the museum prior to
entering the autograph line.

CAST PHOTOS $10 (Example: When you purchase a Michael Learned photo for $10, you will receive a "Michael Learned
Photo Voucher". The cast member will sign your purchased
photo at no additional charge)

CAST AUTOGRAPHS $10 (Example: If you bring your personal Cast Photo, Waltons Memorabilia, Books/Magazines etc. you
would need to purchase a $10 Autograph Voucher per cast member, per item)

INDIVIDUAL CAST SELFIE $5 (Example: Your $5 Selfie
Voucher will allow you the opportunity to take an individual
selfie with a cast member at the autograph table with your
phone or camera)

AUTOGRAPH/SELFIE COMBO $15 (Example: If you purchase
a Michael Learned $15 Combo Voucher, you will receive a
Michael Learned Photo and Selfie. The cast member will sign
your purchased photo at no additional charge and will take an
individual selfie at the autograph table with your phone or
camera)

To help expedite your shopping experience, CASH is the
preferred method of payment as the museum's credit card authorization machine operates on dial-up and their wifi is
very slow and limited.

Tickets to the Autograph Show and Michael Learned's
"Front Porch Reflections" are still available

 

FRIDAY March 24, 2017

Waltons Mountain Concert at Godsey's Hall
Waltons Mountain Museum 

($50 per person. Limited to 250 guests)

7pm - 10pm
Little Mountain Boys 
Judy Norton
Paul Cardall 
Jon Walmsley 
and more
(Barn Dance Themed dress code) 
 
 
 
 

SATURDAY March 25, 2017


The Waltons 45th Anniversary Reunion in Schuyler, Virginia
March 24th-26th,

2017

SATURDAY March 25, 2017

9:00-10:00 Opening Ceremony & brief Q&A with the cast.
 
($25 per VIP's. Limited to 250 guests.   Does not include
cast autographs and/or merchandise)
 
 
  
 
 

SATURDAY March 25, 2017

 


3:30-5:00pm FREE Screening of Earl Hamner Storyteller

We will be presenting a free screening of the EARL HAMNER STORYTELLER documentary on Saturday March 25, 2017 at the Waltons Mountain Museum.

We will have EHS dvd's and t-shirts available for sale.

 

      
SATURDAY March 25, 2017
 
 
General Banquet Registration at the Doubletree by Hilton
Promenade Ballroom.  
7:00pm - 7:45pm
$125.00 (Limited to 125 guests)
 
Waltons Banquet and Presentation 
8:00pm - 10:30pm
(Dinner, Silent Auction, Testimonials, In-Memoriam, 
Live Auction)
(30's - 40's Depression Era themed dress code)
 
 

VIP Banquet and Exclusive Photo Op with the Cast.
(Room TBA). 
7:15pm - 7:45pm 
$250.00 (Limited to 50 guests)

Waltons Banquet and Presentation 
8:00pm - 10:30pm
(Dinner, Silent Auction, Testimonials, In-Memoriam, 
Live Auction)
(30's - 40's Depression Era themed dress code)
 
  

 

SUNDAY March 26, 2017


Service In Honor of Earl Hamner Jr. on the outside grounds
of the Waltons Mountain Museum.
9:00am - 10:30am
 
Featuring
The Cast of The Waltons
Hamner Family Members
Hymns by Jimmy Fortune
(Dogwood Tree Planting Ceremony and more)
Open To Public - No Admission Fee

 

 

  

 

Breckenridge Carriage have so graciously offered their services as well as their beautiful Horses and Carriages for The Waltons 45th Anniversary Reunion Weekend.
Rides will be available during scheduled events at the Waltons Mountain Museum.

Donations are welcomed.

 

    FRIDAY March 24, 2017


Waltons Mountain Concert at Godsey's Hall
Waltons Mountain Museum 

($50 per person. Limited to 250 guests)
7pm - 10pm
Little Mountain Boys 
Judy Norton
Paul Cardall 
Jon Walmsley 
and more
(Barn Dance Themed dress code)


SATURDAY March 25, 2017

9:00-10:00 Opening Ceremony & brief Q&A with the cast 

($25 per VIP's. Limited to 250 guests)

10:00-12:00 Autograph Show Pt. 1
($10 General Admission. Does not include cast autograph
s and/or merchandise. Unlimited number of tickets)

12:00-1:00pm Lunch Break

1:00-3:00pm Autograph Show Pt. 2
($10 General Admission. Does not include cast autographs
and/or merchandise)

3:00pm-7:00pm Cast Breaks for the afternoon.

3:30pm-5:00pm Free screening of
"Earl Hamner Storyteller" at the Waltons Mountain Museum 

7:00-7:45pm General Banquet Registration at the Doubletree
by Hilton Promenade Ballroom.
$125.00 (Limited to 125 guests)

7:15-7:45pm VIP Banquet and Photo Op with the Cast.
(Room TBA). $250.00 (Limited to 50 guests)

8:00-10:30pm Waltons Banquet and Presentation (Dinner,
Silent Auction, Testimonials, In-Memoriam, Live Auction)
(30's - 40's Depression Era themed dress code)

SUNDAY March 26, 2017

9:00am-10:30am Service In Honor of Earl Hamner Jr. on the
outside grounds of the Waltons Mountain Museum.
(Dogwood Tree Planting Ceremony)
Open To Public - No Admission Fee
  
     

 
Hotel Blocks for fans!

 
1. Hampton Inn by Hilton 
(3.4 miles to Banquet)
(30.9 miles to the Museum)
2035 India Rd.
Charlottesville, VA 22901
$139.00 plus tax (block of 40 rooms available only)
(434) 978-7888
 
2. Homewood Suites by Hilton 
(3.4 miles to Banquet)
(30.8 miles to the Museum)
2036 India Rd.
Charlottesville, VA
20 rooms 
King Studio $209.00 plus tax
1 King Suite $219.00 plus tax
2 Queen Suite $229.00 plus tax
(434) 244-6200
 
3. The Village Inn 
(38.6 miles to Banquet)
(20 miles to the Museum)
8010 Thomas Nelson Hwy
Lovingston, VA 22949
$72.99 plus tax (approx. 10 rooms)
434-263-5068
 
4. Holiday Inn Charlottesville 
(3.3 miles to Banquet)
(30.3 miles to the Museum)
1901 Emmet St. N.
Charlottesville, VA 22901
434-977-7700
40 rooms
$159.00 plus tax
 
5. La Quinta Inn & Suites 
(3.4 miles to Banquet)
(30.3 miles to the Museum)
1803 Emmet St. N.
Charlottesville, VA 22901
1-866-527-1498
Block of 10 rooms 
$159.00 plus tax
 
6. Fairfield Inn & Suites 
(2.4 miles to Banquet)
(31.8 miles to the Museum)
577 Branchlands Blvd
Charlottesville, VA 22901
434-964-9411  
(Block of 30)
$159.00 plus tax
 
7. Kirkley Hotel 
(73 miles to Banquet)
(55.8 miles to the museum)
2900 Candlers Mountain Rd
Lynchburg, VA 24502
30 rooms $115.00
(434) 237-6333
 
8. Campgrounds:
Charlottesville KOA
3825 Red Hill Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
434-296-9881
(17 miles to the Museum and 18 miles to the Banquet)
Reservations can be made beginning 11/14/16  on their website www.charlottesvillekoa.com