Saving the Mountains: New Hampshire & Creating the National Forests

July 12th, 2011 by Melissa

Margret and H.A. Rey Center, Waterville Valley, July 15 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.  Lecture – Saving the Mountains: New Hampshire & Creating the National Forests by Marcia Schmidt Blaine

This year, New Hampshire and the nation are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Weeks Act, the law that created the eastern national forests. New Hampshire’s White Mountains played a leading role in events leading to the act. Focusing on Concord’s Joseph B. Walker and the Forest Society’s Philip Ayres, Marcia Schmidt Blaine, from Plymouth State University, will explore the relationship between our mountains and individuals who worked to protect them. Adults and families with children ages 8+.  Held at the Margret and H.A. Rey Center, Waterville Valley Resort’s Town Square, NH.

This program is generously sponsored by the NH Humanities Council’s Humanities To Go! program. There is no charge to attend, donations are welcome. Contact: programs@thereycenter.org or 603-236-3308