The Historic Lincoln Trust was established to support the realisation of the vision for Historic Lincoln. That vision, led by the Historic Lincoln Partnership, aims to increase awareness and knowledge of Lincoln’s important place in the history of England and in the process to boost Lincolnshire’s tourism industry. As a charity the Historic Lincoln Trust aims to promote the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and historic environment of Historic Lincoln, and to support the education and enjoyment of the public across Historic Lincoln.
The Trust is currently supporting the significant project, Lincoln Cathedral Connected, and activities supporting Lincoln’s celebrations of the anniversary of the Battle of Lincoln, and the anniversary of the Charter of the Forest, both in 2017. As part of the 800th anniversary celebrations of the Battle of Lincoln, 1217, an important exhibition – Battles and Dynasties – has been brought together by Lord Cormack and Lincolnshire County Council in partnership with the Historic Lincoln Trust, The National Archives, the British Library and the Royal Collection. The exhibition will be displayed at The Collection from 27th May to 3rd September, and has been made possible as a result of the Government Indemnity Scheme.
Lord Cormack, Chairman of the Historic Lincoln Trust, says: “This will be a very special exhibition with major works of art and manuscripts which have never been seen together before. I am particularly thrilled that Domesday Book which is the single most important item in our national archive, and which records the Lincolnshire of 1086 in meticulous detail, will be on display in the David PJ Ross Magna Carta Vault. I am most grateful to Mr Ross and to other generous sponsors for making this historic exhibition possible.”
Previous activity by the Trust supported the extensive programme of work at Lincoln Castle including the building of a new home for Lincoln Cathedral’s Magna Carta, the David P. J. Ross Magna Carta Vault . The David Ross Foundation helps children and young people discover their strengths through a wide-range of world-class opportunities focusing on education, sports, arts and the community. The Historic Lincoln Trust worked with partners to celebrate Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary in 2015 to devise and co-ordinate Lincolnshire’s Great Exhibition which displayed a nationally important collection of pictures, documents and artefacts with a Lincolnshire connection, as well as supporting the Eastern Three Choirs Festival.