Monday, September 13, 2010

New Hampshire's Highland Games- September 17-19, Loon Mountain

Yours Truly, with my distant clan cousins!

This coming weekend is the Highland Games, set at beautiful Loon Mountain in Lincoln, New Hampshire. The official website describes the New Hampshire Gathering of the Scottish Clans as an annual event to perpetuate "dance, music, athletics and customs of the Scottish people and to the continuance of the Gaelic culture." I've attended the Games in the past, and greatly enjoyed the heavy athletics competitions (tossing of the caber, etc), genealogy workshops and the sheepdog competitions very much. I even heard Diane Rapaport give a great lecture on the Scots prisoners of war who came to America from Scotland in 1650, where she mentioned my ancestor, William Munroe of Lexington, Massachusetts.

Don't miss this delightful event! You might even want to sign up for the photo contest, scotch whiskey tasting, or the Grand Tartan Dinner and Dance.

Copyright 2010, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

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