The Historic Lincoln Trust was established to support the realisation of the vision for Historic Lincoln, which 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. The Historic Lincoln Trust promotes the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and historic environment of the city and supports the education and enjoyment of the public.
The Trust is currently supporting the major project, Lincoln Cathedral Connected. This project, generously supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, will radically improve visitor experience at the Cathedral, and aims to engage people in the Cathedral’s past, archaeology and architecture.
As part of the 800th anniversary celebrations of the Battle of Lincoln during 2017, an important exhibition – Battles and Dynasties – was 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 at The Collection and Lincoln Castle was on display from 27th May until 3rd September 2017.
Lord Cormack, Chairman of the Historic Lincoln Trust, said: “This was a very special exhibition with major works of art and manuscripts which had never been seen together before. I was 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, was displayed in the David PJ Ross Magna Carta Vault. I am most grateful to Mr Ross and to other generous sponsors who made this historic exhibition possible.”
Other projects and programmes which have been supported by the Trust include the completed conservation works at Lincoln Castle and 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 through Lincolnshire’s Great Exhibition.