Weeks Act History Exhibit Now on Display at Appalachian Mountain Club’s Highland Center

November 1st, 2010 by CfRP

Weeks Act focus of upcoming issue of Appalachia, AMC Annual Meeting

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October 29, 2010

In celebration of the upcoming 100th anniversary of the passage of the Weeks Act, an interpretive exhibit that tells the story of that historic legislation is on display at theAppalachian Mountain Club’s Highland Center at Crawford Notch.

The Weeks Act of 1911 established the eastern national forest system and led to the creation of the White Mountain National Forest.

On loan from Plymouth State University, the exhibit, titled “Protecting the Forests: The Weeks Act of 1911,” uses historic images and accompanying text to tell the story of land use in the White Mountains, tracing the advent of tourism, rail travel, and timber barons in the region.

 

To read more, visit the AMC website!

Where are you most likely to see a Weeks Act Centennial Lecture?

June 17th, 2010 by CfRP

Take this poll to help us decide what locations would be best to hold the Weeks Act Lectures!

Where are you most likely to see a Weeks Act Centennial Lecture?

Weeks Act Centennial Online Exhibition

March 4th, 2010 by CfRP

There has been a new Plymouth State University Web page created for Protecting the Forest: The Weeks Act of 1911. Check it out! http://www.plymouth.edu/gallery/weeks-act/

Weeks Act Lecture Series Flyers

March 2nd, 2010 by CfRP
Here are all of the flyers for the upcoming Weeks Act Lectures!
All of these flyers will open into a larger version if they are clicked on, and all the links for the PDF’s will open in a new window and show the flyer in a full view.
PSU CfRP_WeeksFlyer_Exhibit.ai

Exhibition "Protecting the Forest: The Weeks Act of 1911"

Protecting the Forests (PDF)

Information about parking for Weeks Act Events

February 18th, 2010 by CfRP

The lectures in the Weeks Act Centennial Lecture Series are located in Heritage Commons in Hall Hall on the campus of Plymouth State University.  On the campus map, Heritage Commons is listed in Building #10. It is in Highland Street, across from Lamson Library.

Past Event: 100 Years of Public Land Management | Tom Wagner

February 11th, 2010 by CfRP
100 Years of Public Land Management

100 Years of Public Land Management (Click on image for larger view)

February 18th | Heritage Commons, PSU  4:30 PM | Tom Wagner | “100 Years of Public Land Management”

The setting that led to the need for protecting the forest because of forest fires, what funded fire towers, equipment caches, trails etc. Discussion about forest fires in 1903.

Weeks Act Lecture Series Schedule

February 5th, 2010 by CfRP
This is the schedule for the upcoming Weeks Act Centennial Lectures. (Click on the image for a larger view)

This is the schedule for the upcoming Weeks Act Centennial Lectures. (Click on the image for a larger view)

Download the schedule (.JPG)

Invitation to Weeks Act Lecture and Reception

January 26th, 2010 by CfRP
Postcard

This is an invitation to the Weeks Act Centennial Reception and Lectures (Click on image for larger view)

This is an invitation to the Weeks Act Lectures and Reception. All of the talks that are listed on this postcard are not on the same day.

(Click on image to see full size)

Past Event: Two centuries of tourism in the White Mountains: A Region Comes Full Circle | Mark Okrant

December 11th, 2009 by CfRP
Two centuries

Two centuries of tourism in the White Mountains: A Region Comes Full Circle (Click on image for larger view)

Past Event: New Hampshire’s Working Forest: From market Revolution to Industrialism | Linda Upham-Bornstein

December 11th, 2009 by CfRP
new hampshires working forests

New Hampshire’s Working Forest: From market Revolution to Industrialism (Clock on image for larger view)

Linda’s presentation examines the working forest as a provider of necessities, and its role as an economic resource in the development of New Hampshire’s industrial economy.  The primary focus is on industrial development from the 1850s to 1929, with specific emphasis on its intersection with tourism, conservation, and other economic issues.

Thursday January 21st | 6:00 pm | Parish hall at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church | Lancaster, NH | New Hampshire’s Working Forest: From market Revolution to Industrialism

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