On Friday, July 29, from 9am-3pm, organizations from all over are hosting a festival celebrating this historic event. It will take place at the base of the Mount Washington Auto Road. (Click to view Google Map) There will be music, hands-on activities, storytelling, and more!
This article in the Nashua Telegraph tells more about the history of the Act, its relevance today, and details about the festival.
2011 is the centennial anniversary of the Weeks Act, named for New Hampshire native John Wingate Weeks. This act established the Eastern National Forests, of which we have a stunning local example: the White Mountain National Forest.
The July 29th festival is presented by the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC), the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire, the Center for Rural Partnerships at Plymouth State University, the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development (DRED), the New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (SPNHF), the Weeks State Park Association, and the White Mountain National Forest (WMNF).
For more information about the Weeks Act, events, and other resources, please visit: www.weekslegacy.org.