Above, MacMillan Hunting Old tartan. See more about Clan MacMillan tartan on the Clan MacMillan International website.
This website is a work in progress. More information about CMSNA and it's activities will be forthcoming in the near future. This URL is temporary. It will eventually move to a permanent site. Membership will be notified of developments.
Download the minutes of the CMSNA Business Meeting of the 2015 Gathering in Ottawa. This is a PDF document.
The Clan MacMillan Society of North America gathering has been postponed a year.
The Clan MacMillan involvement in the Edinburgh Military Tattoo in August of 2017 is likely to be a popular draw to many interested in attending the gathering. It is assumed that combined scheduling and expense issues might impact clan involvement in both. Therefore, the CMSNA gathering is now provisionally scheduled to be held from Thursday, June 28, 2018 to Monday, July 2, 2018. At present all other details remain constant.
To date activities to include the program will also include an excursion to LL Bean’s flagship store in downtown Freeport, a visit to the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum at Bowdoin College, where Donald MacMillan’s contributions to Peary’s Arctic expeditions are highlighted. We also explore the “other” Fort Knox, the Penobscot observatory, the Penobscot Marine Museum, and, weather permitting, take a sail on the bay. It wouldn’t be Maine without a lobster dinner. There may be a ceilidh as well! A formal banquet will conclude the festivities.
Accommodation with a view of the bay.
Accommodation will be at a local motel on the bay, where all rooms have water views and there is an indoor swimming pool as well as a restaurant.
Belfast is a small city on Penobscot Bay founded by Scots-Irish settlers from Londonderry, New Hampshire in 1770. In its 19th century heyday it was a center for shipbuilding and manufacturing. Today, it is a major tourist destination for visitors looking for sailing, fishing, kayaking, hiking, shopping or just hanging out at the local brewpub or the many waterside cafes and restaurants. It is also the home of a vibrant Arts community and many small galleries. The Belfast Harbor Walk (download a PDF) is a wonderful way to see the waterfront, including the local shipyard, which has one of the largest hoists in the Northeast, making it a destination for large yachts of all kinds.
More information about the Gathering.
Contact Jane Strauss, CMSNA president and 2018 gathering organizer, for more information by email. More details will be available on this page as the Gathering approaches.