March 15, 2015
will MARK the 350th Anniversary of the death of John Endecott (1655), the First and Longest
Serving Governor in Massachusetts history. John Endecott also served as Colonel (1636) and later Major General
of the Colonial Militia and this represents the birth of our modern day US National Guard in Salem, MA.
Please see articles on the Endecott-Endicott Family Association, Inc. website at www.endecott-endicott.com
1. John Endecott First Governor in the Massachusetts Bay (c)
2. The Military History of John Endicott (c)
A thought has been bouncing around in my mind for quite some time. Why not have a huge party in Boston to celebrate the Life and Legacy of Governor Endecott?
Possible projects to commemorate this exceptional person and leader in the birth of a new nation in Colonial America
and Massachusetts history along with other ideas that might be generated include:
1. Monumentation of the Governors (unmarked) Tomb # 189 at the Old Granary Burying Ground on the Freedom Trail (Freemont Street) in Historic Boston
See article: John Endecott's Burial: Mystery Resolved, Study of Provenance of Tomb # 189 (c)
Note: As of this date, the City of Boston has not recognized our request to place a marker on or by Tomb # 189. Perhaps with the change in the Boston adnistration (coming soon), this may become a reality. The history of our efforts can be provided upon request.
2. The Governor's Original Portrait (1665) Restoration Project
Note: Susan Greendyke Lechreve, Curator, Massachusetts State House is working this restoration project. The Endecott-Endicott Family Association, Inc. requested this be undertaken. We continue to support this important portrait restoration and have agreed as an organization to be involved, in whatever way we can. (June, 2012). We continue to wait for addtional information on the progress and successful solication of a bid to begin this work both the analysis phase and the restoration phase.
3. Release of the research publication on the Collection of the Evidence on John Endecott
Note: Part of the work (Volume I) on the Endicott Family History Memorial Documentation Project - Ongoing and expected to be completed by March 15, 2015. This is just a feeler to see what folks think about such an endeavor. The EFA, Inc. has not endorsed this idea as of this date.This is just an idea being presented by me
March 15, 2015 is ONLY 18 months away
Are you interested?
What are your thoughts???
Can you help???? If so, in what way???
Gordon S. Harmon
Founder, Past President and Trustee
Endecott-Endicott Family Association, Inc.www.endecott-endicott.com