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LAKE JUNALUSKA, NORTH CAROLINA

Mark Twain, The Common Soldier in the Civil War, and I Hear America Sing

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Program #21099RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Sep 29 — Oct 4, 2013

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Type: Conference Center

Contact info:
689 N Lakeshore Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 USA
phone: 828-452-2881 x490
web: www.lakejunaluska.com

Room amenities: In room coffeemaker, iron and ironing board; hair dryer upon request

Facility amenities: Hotel Lobby has coffee 24 hours/day; outdoor pool in season; fitness center nearby; free internet access

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: per person sgl $86 dbl $52
Participants must contact hotel in advance to confirm rates and availability. Meals may be purchased on an individual basis.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, September 29 - Registration and dinner.
Afternoon: Registration

Dinner: Dinner served in hotel dining room, buffet style

Evening: Enjoy Learning the History of Lake Junaluska.

Lodging: Terrace Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Contact info:
689 N Lakeshore Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 USA
phone: 828-452-2881 x490
web: www.lakejunaluska.com

Room amenities: In room coffeemaker, iron and ironing board; hair dryer upon request

Facility amenities: Hotel Lobby has coffee 24 hours/day; outdoor pool in season; fitness center nearby; free internet access

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: per person sgl $86 dbl $52
Participants must contact hotel in advance to confirm rates and availability. Meals may be purchased on an individual basis.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, September 30 - Morning and afternoon courses. Brief free time b...
Breakfast: Breakfast served in Hotel dining room, buffet style

Morning: Two courses: The Civil War: Life of the Common Soldier (Lecture) Mark Twain: The Funny Curmudgeon (Lecture)

Lunch: Lunch served in Hotel dining room, buffet style

Afternoon: One Course: The focus of our week will be the development of distinctly American popular song, as distinguished from the European cultured tradition. The roots of this development came from two sources, English folk song and sacred hymnody, both of which flourished throughout Colonial America for the first 150 years of our history. Our first day’s survey will explore popular folk songs of this era, the development of the shaped note tradition, William Billings, the “Father of American Choral Music” and the importance of popular song through the Revolutionary period. Enjoy free time until dinner.

Dinner: Dinner served in Hotel dining room, buffet style

Evening: Evening Entertainment

Lodging: Terrace Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Contact info:
689 N Lakeshore Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 USA
phone: 828-452-2881 x490
web: www.lakejunaluska.com

Room amenities: In room coffeemaker, iron and ironing board; hair dryer upon request

Facility amenities: Hotel Lobby has coffee 24 hours/day; outdoor pool in season; fitness center nearby; free internet access

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: per person sgl $86 dbl $52
Participants must contact hotel in advance to confirm rates and availability. Meals may be purchased on an individual basis.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, October 01 - Morning and afternoon courses.
Breakfast: Breakfast served in hotel dining room, buffet style

Morning: Two Courses: Militarily examine Cherokee Legion and Stoneman's raid. (Lecture) Review the life of Mark Twain. (Lecture)

Lunch: Lunch served in hotel dining room, buffet style

Afternoon: One Course: We begin to see the beginnings of commercial popular song with the development of the Minstrel Show and some of its star performers and composers. A look into the life and times of Stephen Foster brings to light the importance of his contribution to our body of American song. Folk Song continues in voice and heart through much of our expanding country during the Gold Rush, and as a powerful, emotional expression throughout the Civil War. The voices and musical gifts of African Americans are heard through the discovery, collection and performances of the Negro Spirituals. Commercial music publishing companies and commercial song writers begin to thrive and take the spotlight. Enjoy free time until dinner.

Dinner: Dinner served in hotel dining room, buffet style

Evening: Local Entertainment

Lodging: Terrace Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Contact info:
689 N Lakeshore Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 USA
phone: 828-452-2881 x490
web: www.lakejunaluska.com

Room amenities: In room coffeemaker, iron and ironing board; hair dryer upon request

Facility amenities: Hotel Lobby has coffee 24 hours/day; outdoor pool in season; fitness center nearby; free internet access

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: per person sgl $86 dbl $52
Participants must contact hotel in advance to confirm rates and availability. Meals may be purchased on an individual basis.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, October 02 - Two Classes in the morning. Free time in the aft...
Two Classes in the morning. Free time in the afternoon to explore. Evening class.

Breakfast: Breakfast served in hotel dining room, buffet style

Morning: Two Courses: Analyze the surrender of Waynesville and Kirk's raid along with other local events. (Lecture) Explore Twain's humorous and human improvement writing endeavors. (Lecture)

Lunch: Lunch served in hotel dining room, buffet style

Afternoon: Free time to explore the area

Dinner: Dinner served in hotel dining room, buffet style

Evening: One Course: As the Minstrel Show declines in popularity, Variety Shows, Circuses and Vaudeville come into their own to fill the demand for popular entertainment and song. The music publishing industry continues to flourish and begins to center in New York City, contributing to the success of headliners and stars of Vaudeville and early musical theater. The popularity of Barbershop singing helps disperse popular song throughout homes and communities during the Gay 90’s and into the new century.

Lodging: Terrace Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Contact info:
689 N Lakeshore Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 USA
phone: 828-452-2881 x490
web: www.lakejunaluska.com

Room amenities: In room coffeemaker, iron and ironing board; hair dryer upon request

Facility amenities: Hotel Lobby has coffee 24 hours/day; outdoor pool in season; fitness center nearby; free internet access

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: per person sgl $86 dbl $52
Participants must contact hotel in advance to confirm rates and availability. Meals may be purchased on an individual basis.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, October 03 - Three classes during the day. Evening banquet fo...
Three classes during the day. Evening banquet followed by local entertainment.

Breakfast: Breakfast served in hotel dining room, buffet style

Morning: Two of the courses -- Civil War soldier equipment and camp life discussed and demonstrated. Gain a greater appreciation of Twain's vast literary accomplishments.

Lunch: Lunch served in hotel dining room, buffet style

Afternoon: One Course: “That piano sounds like a tin pan,” an observation that gave the New York music publishing business its name “Tin Pan Alley,” aptly describes the sounds and activity in uptown 28th street in the early 1900’s. Many of the ballads, minority songs and love songs of this era are still in our hearts and voices. The pivotal figure of Irving Berlin will take us up through the popular music of World War I. Enjoy free time until dinner.

Dinner: Dinner served in hotel dining room, buffet style with special reserved seating set aside.

Evening: Entertainment

Lodging: Terrace Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, October 04 - Two courses. Wrap-up and dismissal following lunc...
Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room, buffet style

Morning: Two Courses: Conclude our session on the Life of the Common Soldier. Enjoy a dialogue with Mark Twain.

Lunch: Lunch served in hotel dining room, buffet style

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Lake Junaluska, NC
General OverviewOn the grounds: Golf (adjacent to Lake Junaluska); Tennis, Shuffleboard, walk around the lake (featuring the Rose Walk, Foot Bridge, Asbury Trail); Corneille Bryan Native Garden; The United Methodist Heritage Center; Junaluska Bookstore and Café; World Methodist Museum; Suzanna Wesley Gardens. Nearby places of interest: Downtown Waynesville with many unique shops; Asheville: Biltmore House in Asheville; Thomas Wolfe Home; Flat Rock: Carl Sandburg Home; Blue Ridge Parkway; Cherokee Indian Reservation; Dillsboro, Maggie Valley, Smoky Mountain National Park.

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
14 Expert-led lectures
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