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2022 Cogswell Family Association Reunion
Southgate Michigan
Thursday-Monday, June 23 – 27, 2022

The Cogswell Family Association is holding a Reunion Downriver and South East from Detroit in Southgate Michigan, near the charming city of Wyandotte, Thursday-Monday,
June 23-27, 2022 (postponed from 2021).

The closest airport is Detroit Metro. (DTW). If not renting a car at the airport, call 734-283-4400 for a complementary Shuttle to the Wyndham Garden Southgate. Hotel details are below.

On Sunday morning around 10 am on June 27th we will be traveling to the 70th local Cogswell Reunion to arrive around Noon for a potluck lunch at 1 pm in Hillsdale Michigan (about a 2 hour drive). We will coordinate carpooling for those without transportation.

The Southeast Detroit area boasts many activities including history (auto and air), shopping, entertainment, restaurants, parks, lakes, beaches, breweries, wineries, casinos and so very much more.

The CFA has negotiated a reduced rate for rooms at:

Wyndham Garden Southgate (formerly the Holiday Inn Southgate)
17201 Northline Rd (near Interstate 75)
Southgate, MI 48195

Check In: after 3pm Check Out: before 11am

Reservation phone number: 734-283-4400 or 888-862-2116

Ask for Cogswell Family Reunion Block or use this link: Wyndham Garden Southgate

The daily Room Rate is (in US dollars):
$119.99 per night, $132.59 including fees and taxes.
$150 security deposit is required upon check in (returned soon after check out).
Reservations must be made with a credit/debit card to guarantee the reservation.

Although the hotel will put forth every effort to accommodate guest room preferences, room types and special requests will not be guaranteed.

Room prices / availability (only 24 rooms being held) are only guaranteed thru Sun May 22, 2022.

Hotel individual cancellation policy: 24 Hours prior to arrival by 6pm to avoid 1 Night charge plus tax.

Amenities: as of Feb 2022: airport shuttle, 5 mile area shuttle (on the hour), fitness center, indoor pool, outdoor court yard, bar & restaurant (partially open). Breakfast may be “grab and go”).

A car rental is not required to enjoy this reunion.  Car pooling is encouraged outside the five mile shuttle radius.
Amenities are subject to change re: covid. Restrictions: No Pets

Click her for the CFA 2022 Reunion REGISTRATION FORM.
Please use a separate form for each household.
Hospitality Fee for Cogswell Reunion hotel guests: $15/person.
Banquet with Speaker and keepsake lineage nametag: $40/person 
CFA membership is required to attend (special rate for new Members $10 per household found on www.cogswellfamily.org/membership)

 Please contact CFA2022Reunion@yahoo.com  or call Carolyn Cogswell at 248-360-8910 with any questions.

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CFA 2022 Reunion Schedule

(Note: a list of things to do / see will also be available at the Welcome station)


Thurs., June 23    3 pm - 6 pm Hotel Check In after 3pm / CFA Welcome Station
       6 pm - ?   Dinner/explore on your own  / gather at Hospitality Suite
Fri., June 24    8 am - 9 am Breakfast (“grab and go” or on your own)
  9 am - All Day  Self guided or a TBD scheduled tour (suggest this full day if planning on any of the
The Henry Ford/Greenfield Village excursions)
    5 pm - ?    Dinner on your own / Restaurant/Bar open / gather in Hospitality Suite
Sat., June 25   8 am - 9 am Breakfast (“grab and go” or on your own)
   9 am - 10 am  General CFA membership meeting followed by CFA Board Meeting
  10 am - 4 pm  Self guided or a TBD scheduled tour
 5 pm - 6 pm  Banquet Arrival (within shuttle range of hotel) / Social hour-cash bar
   6 pm - 8:30 pm  Banquet (The Sportsmen’s Den, Riverview MI) / Banquet speaker
   8:30 pm - 9 pm   After Banquet socializing / departure
    9 pm -  ? pm Socializing may be continued in hotel bar / Hospitality Suite
Sun., June 26  8 am – 9 am     Breakfast (“grab and go” or on your own)
    9 am – 10 am  Gather at hotel lobby for transport to 70th local Cogswell Reunion
  10 am – 12 pm (advance notice is needed to ensure adequate ride sharing is available)
 Approx. 2 hour journey to Hillsdale MI for local 70th Ohio/Michigan Cogswell Reunion
    12 pm - 3pm Socialize / potluck Dinner 1pm / socialize
  3 pm -  4:30 pm  Begin return trip: 30 minute journey East to Hudson MI,
TBD/optional: Guided Tour of historical William G. Thompson Museum -- similar to the now demolished
Cogswell house (See Dec 2021 Courier newsletter)
   4:30 pm  – 7pm Tour local cemetery (Cogswell family markers), continue trip to hotel
  7 pm  On your own, late dinner / snack / Night cap / Gather at Hospitality Suite  (Restaurant / bar may be closed)
Mon., June 27   8 am – 9 am Breakfast (“grab and go” or on your own)
11 am  Hotel Checkout before 11 am -

Due to covid, there may be some restrictions or reduced amenities still in place.

Things to do and see in Michigan
Hours of operation and prices may change subject to covid or other extenuating conditions.

If you can extend your stay in our wonderful state of Michigan there are so many spectacular places to explore outside of the 2022 CFA Reunion SE Michigan area. Please check out these websites to get a small feel for what Michigan has to offer.  


South East Michigan Area:

Southeast Michigan https://www.inspirock.com/united-states/things-to-do-in-southeast-michigan

Downtown Wyandotte Today 2021 publication (pdf) and Wyandotte Business directory http://wyandotte.net/community/wyandotte_today_magazine.php

Taylor Conservatory and Botanical Gardens: 22314 Northline Road, Taylor, MI 48180 Phone: 888-383-4108


Motown Museum: https://www.motownmuseum.org/  https://www.facebook.com/taylorconservatory

Eastern Market https://www.easternmarket.org/markets/taste-of-our-markets

Yankee Air Museum – The Museum purchased a portion of the Willow Run Bomber Plant that produced the B-24 Liberators used during World War II.

The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation (operating hours Daily 9:30-5:00) Climb aboard a real steam locomotive or the “Rosa Parks” bus, play pilot with the Wright brothers and view in the lab where Thomas Edison had his light bulb moment. Get close to the limousine from that fateful day in Dallas TX November 22, 1963. Check out other Henry Ford collections

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Greenfield Village (2022 summer operating hours not yet posted ) Walk the historical village, experience the workshops of the Ford Model-T, Wright brothers and Edison in additional and other historical representations. Check out the art of Glass Blowing and purchase a one of a kind souvenir.

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Ford Rouge factory tour (operating hours Mon. – Sat. 9:30-5:00pm last tour bus leaves 3:30pm) Experience the beginning of automation presented in the theater. Observe the assembly line work of the F-150 truck. A glimpse into the Ford Rouge plant past productions: Mustang, Thunderbird and more.

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For membership information please visit the Membership Form Page.                                                                                                                                            2/27/2022