New NH Historic Marker Commemorates Signing of the Weeks Act

November 10th, 2011 by Melissa

Visitors to the lodge atop Mt. Prospect in Weeks State Park will get an additional helping of history, thanks to a new NH historic marker commemorating the signing of the Weeks Act. The Marker reads: “The Lodge atop Mt. Prospect was the summer home of John Wingate Weeks (1860 – 1926), renowned ‘Father of the […]

Weeks Act Presentation at AMC Boston, November 2

September 20th, 2011 by Melissa

100 years ago the Weeks Act was passed giving Congress the power to purchase private forests to protect watersheds and preserve them from development. The White Mountain National Forest was one of the first large areas protected­ – today 22,000,000 acres nationwide have been preserved thanks to this landmark legislation. A Massachusetts congressman, John Wingate […]

Weeks Act Centennial Festival = Great Success

August 4th, 2011 by Melissa

Campton, N.H., August 01, 2011—The White Mountain National Forest would like to thank all the exhibitors, partners, artists, and volunteers, for participating in the July 29, 2011, Weeks Act Centennial Festival. Your enthusiasm and energy truly made the festival a success and we appreciate your presence. The event—commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Weeks Act—attracted […]

Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Weeks Act with 100 activities at Weeks State Park

August 2nd, 2011 by Melissa

LANCASTER — An appearance by Smokey the Bear, live music, a vintage car rally, plein air painters, an afternoon tea, scavenger hunts, and old-time activities like croquet and badminton are among the 100 exciting activities planned for Weeks State Park on Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the […]