To promote recognition of Henry Sinclair, 14th Century explorer of North America, and to celebrate the 600th anniversary in 1998
March 1998 Issue
Published by Prince Henry Project Committee|
65 Hartwell Street, West Boylston, MA, 01583, USA
Phone: 508-835-2900 Fax: 508-835-2944 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
HTML by John S. Quarterman
|Thursday, September 17th, Lincoln, NH|
|Friday, September 18th, Lincoln, NH|
|All day||Sinclair Symposium|
|All day||Tents & Games|
|7:00 pm||Dinner & Tartan Ball|
|Saturday, September 19th, Lincoln, NH|
|All day||Tents & Games|
|7:00 pm||Concert & Dinner & Dance|
|Sunday, Sept 20th, Lincoln NH & Westford MA|
|10:00 am||Religious Service|
|All day||Tents & Games|
|4:00 pm||Closing Ceremonies|
|6:00 pm||Travel to Westford, MA|
|Monday, September 21st, Westford, MA|
|10:00 am||Commissioner's Meeting|
|10:00 am||Symposium Makeup Session|
|1:00 pm||Visits to the Westford Knight, Ledge & Library|
|7:00 pm||Clan Banquet|
|Tuesday, September 22nd, Westford, MA|
|10:00 am||Clan Meetings (for all Members)|
|12:00 am||Visits to the Westford Knight, Ledge & Library|
|7:00 pm||Chief's Reception, Presentation of Plaque to Town.|
|Wednesday, September 23rd, Newburyport, MA, & Exeter, NH|
|9:30 am||Newburyport Harbor Tours|
|1:00 pm||Exeter Inn Luncheon, Sinkler talk by the Exeter Historical Society, Presentation of Plaque to Town Manager|
|3:00 pm||Historical House Tour|
The New Hampshire Highland Games Committee is planning to send their 1998 Schedule of Events to the Clan Sinclair membership. This will include information on the Military Tattoo to be held on Thursday evening, September 17th; schedules for the events to be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday; plus the Tartan Ball to be held on Friday evening and Saturday Night in Scotland Buffet/Show on Saturday evening. This brochure will list all prices for these events and others that are available.
Clan Sinclair will be holding a Symposium on Friday at these Games. Guest speakers include Beth Gay, Elaine Fowler, Gordon S. Flaws, Judith Fisken, Robert Cahill, Michael Kaulback, David Bouschor, Jerry Sinclair, & Brad Barker. Plan to attend these 1-hour sessions.
Impersonators of Prince Henry and some of his companions are planning to attend the Clan Gathering! More information on this will be published as it becomes available.
Visits to the Westford Knight Carving will be available to all, with parking at the High School just beyond the Ledge site (an easy 2-minute walk). Also there is parking space at the Library (about a 5-minute walk).
There will be special exhibitions at the Library to commemorate our 600th Anniversary. Information gathered on the "Westford Knight" will be available for browsing and copying. The Librarian is compiling a bibliography on all the "Westford Knight" information and this will be available for our visitors. Also, while you are at the library, you can visit the "Boat Stone", which is a carving on a large egg-shaped rock thought to have been carved at the same time as the Westford Knight. It resembles a sailing ship.
The schools in Westford will be doing special projects about the Sinclair Voyage to get the students involved.
Westford Celebration (continued from previous page) Posters made by the children will be on view throughout the town and at the Regency. Other activities involving the children are still being planned. Also, the Westford Museum will be extending the hours to accommodate our stay in Westford. They will be featuring special lectures and exhibits in our honor.
There will be a Commissioners meeting on Monday, dealing with important business matters for the Clan.
The Clan Banquet, for both Sinclair and Gunn, will be held on Monday evening. There will be a full Clan Meeting on Tuesday, where interesting topics will be discussed.
Tuesday evening we will have a Chief's Reception at the Regency. Clan Sinclair, Clan Gunn and many of Westford's towns people will gather for an informal reception in honor of our Clan Chiefs. A presentation to the town is also planned.
Tickets for admission into the NH Highland Games and its functions must be obtained from the NHHG office. Promotional materials will be mailed to you after you register with us.
|Registration Fee (adults only)|
|Clan Banquet, Mon 21Sep98|
|Mark quantity for Dinner choices:|
Each couple attending the Clan Banquet will receive a Prince Henry 600th Anniversary Commemorative Plate.
|Chief's Reception Tue 22Sep|
|Harbor Cruise Wed 23Sep98|
|Exeter Lunch Wed 23Sep98|
We are planning a Symposium, with hour-long seminar subjects on 17Sep98. They are offered at no cost, but seats are limited. Please place a quantity beside those sessions you and members of your family would like to attend.
|____||Sinclair/ St. Clair Genealogy|
|____||History of Sinclairs from Norway to Scotland|
|____||Rosslyn Chapel & Rosslyn Castle|
|____||Westford Knight & Newport Tower|
|____||Educating youngsters about Sinclair heritage|
|____||Prince Henry's Exploration of America|
|____||Clan Sinclair Information Hour|
|____||Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, MA|
|This is the largest collection of Medieval armor in the USA. You'll see what Prince Henry, Sir James Gunn, and other Templar Knights looked like. Their book store has hundreds of books for young and old about castles, Knights, and many which mention the ancient Sinclair family.|
|____||Newport Tower, Newport, RI.|
|Some very good evidence suggests that Prince Henry's expedition built the stone tower in Newport. It is in beautiful condion. This is one of the locations where a colony may have been started, and failed, by the Sinclair expedition in 1398 or 1399.|
|____||Medieval Manor, Boston|
|Eat in the style that Prince Henry did 600 years ago when he entertained at his Kirkwall Castle in Orkney or at Rosslyn Castle near Edinburgh. This will be an evening you will always remember.|
H. S. "Pete" Cummings, Jr.
General Chair of
the Clan Sinclair Gathering
65 Hartwell Street
West Boylston, MA 01583
|Portland (ME) Airport to Lincoln (NH)||100 miles|
|Manchester Airport (NH) to Lincoln (NH)||80 miles|
|Boston Logan Airport to Lincoln (NH)||129 miles|
|Lincoln (NH) to Westford (MA)||115 miles|
|Westford to Manchester Airport||36 miles|
|Westford to Boston Logan Airport||35 miles|
|Westford to Newburyport (Cruise)||40 miles|
|Newburyport to Exeter (NH)||18 miles|
|Westford to Exeter||50 miles|
|Exeter to Portland (ME) Airport||70 miles|
More information will be published in the next issues of ``600th Celebration News,'' ``Yours Aye,'' and our Web Site. Or contact us at
Prince Henry Project Committee
PO Box 158
Worcester, MA 01613
Recent contact has assured us that "FOR" is very much alive and active, with a positive bank account. Any contributions made by individuals in the past have been conserved. Its Mission remains dedicated to the preservation of our Sinclair heritage. While Niven Sinclair is still involved in the affairs of "FOR", the Vice Chairman is Euen Sinclair, an attorney. The current objectives include (1) to convert the "FOR" Gardiner's Brae land between Rosslyn Chapel and the Castle into a Trust, assuring open access to the public forever. (2) to set up and operate a trading company to handle the sale of books, prints, and other merchandise, with profits going to the "Friends of Rosslyn". (3) to continue to operate the "Friends of Rosslyn" as an association of members. The primary fund raising efforts will be through the trading activities mentioned above.
The Castle and Chapel are owned by the Earl of Rosslyn, whose financial matters are legally managed by the Earl's Scottish Settlement. Andrew Russell is its Chairman, while Stuart Beattie is Project Director. Its Trustees, accountants and attorneys also serve the Rosslyn Chapel Trust (RCT). Care and maintenance of the Chapel and the Castle are in their hands. Significant improvements are in progress. It is reported that "RCT" suffered a financial loss of œ38,831 for its Fiscal Year ending 31 March 1997. Fortunately the funds of "FOR" were not jeopardized; they are intact as reported above.) RCT has a great Web Site at <URL:http://www.rosslynchapel.org.uk/>.