Reunions

2017 Reunion Rye NH

2017 Reunion Rye NH

2016 Reunion Titusville PA

2016 Reunion Titusville, PA

2015 Locke Family Association Reunion Portsmouth NH

2015 Reunion Portsmouth, NH

2014 Locke Family Association Reunion Gettysburg PA

2014 Reunion Gettysburg, PA

Our Annual Reunions

We hold an annual reunion to celebrate the family's accomplishments every year in August and to commemorate our progenitors, Captain John Locke of Rye, Nathaniel Locke of Portsmouth, and Deacon William Locke of Woburn.

Traditionally, the annual reunion was in Rye, but for the last decade we have dedicated even-numbered years to meet in an "away" location where Locke descendants have played a significant role. In 2018, we went to Halifax, Nova Scotia, our first international reunion. We have had an annual reunion since our founding without fail, even through two world wars. Over 300 cousins attended our 100th reunion in 1991 and over 100 cousins commemorated the 300th anniversary of the death of Captain John Locke in 1996.

Why Hold Reunions?

Of course, there are the usual reasons, but we have had significant experiences at our reunions. On two separate occasions cousins who thought they were orphans with no family connections, found their second, third and fourth cousins at a reunion! A nine year old who thought he had a small family arrived to find a room full of cousins. This opened his mind to a broader world. It was an experience he never forgot and which later influenced on his choice of career.

The 2019  Reunion

When: August 2-4, 2019

Where: Manchester, New Hampshire

Just an hour away from the Capt. John Locke homestead in Rye, NH, Manchester played a critical role in the industrial revolution as it reached the United States and attracted many (if not most) of our ancestors off the family farm and into clothing and shoe manufacturing. Please wait for details before making any firm arrangements.

Friday, August 2 - 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM:

Meet and Greet Fellowship with your cousins "Rags to Rices Story of John Dalton Locke" presentation by Sally Kiel (Presentation to be Live Streamed on our Facebook Page) At the Country Inn & Suites, 250 South River Rd. Bedford, NH 03110

Saturday, August 3 - 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM:

Business Meeting Hear the latest on the Genealogy Update Project and projected publication dates. (Meeting to be Live Streamed on our Facebook Page)  Help plan the 130th Reunion next year Tour the Millyard Museum of Textile and Manchester, NH history Millyard Museum, 200 Bedford St. Manchester, NH 03101 Dinner with your Locke Cousins Canoe Restaurant and Tavern 216 South River Rd. Bedford, NH 03110

Sunday, August 5 - 10:00 AM to Noon:

Tour Locke Historic Sites in Rye, NH Visit the Rye Historical Society for the Locke display Group Reunion Photo at the Locke Monument, Central Cemetery, Rye,